The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) primarily assists customers with establishing and enforcing child support orders. When a case is opened with DCSS we locate parents who are obligated to pay support, establish parentage, and obtain child support and health insurance orders. Once an order is established, DCSS enforces the order and collects and distributes the support owed to families. DCSS is committed to providing timely and professional services, enhancing the well-being of children and families, and helping them remain self-sufficient.
The CA Department of Child Support Services has a new payment collection process for ACH debit/credit card payments. These collections are now routed through ExpertPay and then sent to the SDU for posting. To avoid delayed payments, we recommend that you make your payment by the 10th of each month. For more details, click here.
Court procedures are now being conducted via Zoom, a web based application. Click here for more information and instructions.
San Luis Obispo County DCSS VISION
The goal of San Luis Obispo County DCSS is for all children in San Luis Obispo County to maintain healthy and productive lives in a livable, sustainable, and prosperous community.
San Luis Obispo County DCSS MISSION
"Your Children, Our Priority"
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Child Support Services is committed to improving the quality of life and creating opportunities for children through establishing and enforcing child support in our community.
Creating Normal with Zoom
The Department of Child Support Services recognizes the unique challenges that many are experiencing during these times, and is here to help.
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