We are hosting a Career Expo! Gain insight into our department with a tour of our building, learn about our career opportunities by speaking with staff, and apply on-site to join our team! *Bring your resume *No RSVP required ¡Estamos organizando una exposición de carrera! ¡Aprenda sobre nuestro departamento con un recorrido de nuestro edificio, … More detail


Happy Holidays! Please be advised that our offices in Bakersfield at 3701 N. Sillect Ave., Delano at 455 Lexington St., and Ridgecrest at 400 N. China Lake Blvd. will be closed to the public from Friday, December 22, 2023 thru Monday, January 1, 2024. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Please … More detail


Join us Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the inaugural Kern County Career Expo! Job seekers are invited to attend at the Kern County Administrative Building located at 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. You will be able to interact with dozens of county departments who are hiring permanent full-time … More detail


One Size Does NOT Fit All August is Child Support Awareness Month, recognized in California and nationwide. In partnership with the 47 county and regional child support offices, California Child Support Services recognizes that families come in all shapes and sizes and that means one size does not fit all when it comes to the … More detail


Enrolling with child support services used to be a long, complicated process, but those days are behind us.  The new Simplified Enrollment Process (SEP) was designed to allow you to provide as much, or as little information as you choose. Depending on how much information you can provide, it could take between 5 and 15 … More detail

NEW! Debt Reduction Program

California Child Support Services announces the new Debt Reduction Program. Formerly known as Compromise of Arrears Program (COAP), the new Debt Reduction Program provides eligible parents with past-due child support payments the opportunity to reduce the amount they owe to the government. The process is simple: • Contact your local child support agency for an … More detail

Update to the Child Support Court Process

For everyone’s safety, pursuant to an Order from the Court during the COVID-19 pandemic, all Child Support Services Court matters will be held by telephone instead of in person. Do not report in person to your Court Hearing. To conduct your hearing by phone you will need to email your contact information and submit your … More detail

Stimulus Payment FAQs

On April 16, 2020, Governor Newsome signed Executive Order N-52-20, which affects the interception of federal stimulus checks. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Support (CARES) Act requires states to intercept federal stimulus payments to apply to overdue child support, but the Governor’s action provides that stimulus intercepts must apply to families first, and government … More detail

COVID-19 Service Updates

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, California Child Support Services realizes the impact this is likely to have on case participants. We know that for some of you, the need for financial support for your children will continue or increase. Paying parents may be experiencing the financial hardship of lost wages and worrying about … More detail

IMPORTANT: If you Receive your Support by Paper Check

COVID-19 safety precautions may impact the State Disbursement Unit mailroom and the Post Office. If you receive child support payments by paper check, please consider signing up for Direct Deposit or an Electronic Payment Card (EPC) to avoid delays. You can enroll in Direct Deposit or request an Electronic Pay Card (EPC) at California Child … More detail

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