North Coast Regional Department of Child Support Services

Beginning January 1, 2016 the Humboldt and Trinity County Departments of Child Support Services will be joining forces as the North Coast Regional Department of Child Support Services.

Our Services

We hope you find everything you need here to answer your questions and help you understand the child support process. If you have specific questions regarding your case and would like to speak directly to a child support professional, we are happy to speak with you. Please call us 866-901-3212 for further information. We look forward to working with you to make child support a process that works for everyone.

Customer Survey

To help us know how to better serve you, please take a moment to take our short survey  (En Espa├▒ol)

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                     Strategic Plan                        

The California Department of Child Support Services has a developed a new 5 year Strategic plan 2015-2019  The need of families all across California and throughout the world have changed and are continuing to change at at rapid pace and this requires the child support program to keep pace with these changes, reassessing our service delivery and resources. The new Strategic Plan also emphasizes excellent and consistent customer service statewide.  

Alisha A. Griffin
Director, California Department of Child Support Services
Starting January 5th, 2015 you can pay your child support by cash at various retail MoneyGram locations. You don't even need to visit the local office. You will need your child support Participant ID number and Receive Code 14630 for California child support payments. MoneyGram charges a $1.99 fee. For more information see the News Release
We're Listening 
If you are not completely satisfied with the services you've received our ombuds program and complaint resolution process may be your next step. Ombuds staff can be reached at (707) 441-3226. 
Income Withholding
Are you tired of receiving paper income withholding orders? Sign up for Electronic Income Withholding Orders "e-IWO" through the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement OCSE. For more information click More
Electronic Pay Card  

If you use an electronic pay card for your child support payments, it is very important that you notify EPPICard Services of any address changes in the event your card is to be replaced for expiration or for other important updates. You can also visit the State Child Support Services website for additional information.
Enroll to receive your Child Support payments by direct deposit into a checking or savings account. For more information visit the EPC website