You can apply for services in four ways:
- Submit an application on line through the Online Application (OLA). The state approved on line application process is easy, secure, and available at no cost to you. Once your application is submitted through OLA there will be additional forms or information required in order to proceed with your request.
Print and complete an Application for Child Support Services Packet in English or Spanish and mail to our office at 1200 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, Ca 93401.
- Contact our office by phone at 866-901-3212 and request an application be mailed to you. Please note that phone lines are open from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- Come into our local office between office hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and request an application.
*If you are receiving California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), and a parent is absent from the home or establishment of legal parentage is necessary, a referral for child support services will automatically be sent by the Department of Social Services to DCSS.
When completing the Application for Child Support Services Packet it's important to provide as much information about the parties as possible. DCSS will make every effort to locate a parent, but in order to proceed with court order establishment or enforcement it's imperative to provide the name, date of birth, Social Security Number, and location of the person paying support's (PPS) residence and employer.