Department of Child Support Services

The Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) provides the following services:

  • Establish paternity
  • Establish child and medical support orders
  • Enforce/modify child and medical support orders
  • Collect and distribute child and spousal support payments


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Holiday Business Hours: December 24 - January 2, 2015

We are open 7:30 - 4:00 on the 5th floor of the Courthouse to serve you.
Payments can be made on the 6th floor.
We will be closed at noon on Dec. 24 and reopen Dec. 26.

CLOSED: Courthouse 6th & 7th floors, Vista, and Kearny Mesa

Services also available online through Customer Connect or call 866-901-3212.

Happy Holidays!


Child Support News & Notes


Downtown Courthouse
220 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

Contact Us


Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
For payments: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Call Center Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday   |   866-901-3212
Automated information available by phone 24 hours a day.


Regional Locations:

North Central Family Resource Center
5055 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123
Open 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
(Accepts credit card payments only)

Vista Courthouse Complex
325 South Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92081
Open 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
(Enter through Traffic Court Annex and
pass security screening by 3:30 p.m.)

Our Mission:
To enhance the lives and well-being of children and promote family self-sufficiency
by establishing and enforcing support orders.

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