Making Payments


Most court-ordered child support payments are made through income withholding – when an employer deducts court-ordered child support payments from an employee’s check. If your payment for child support is not made by income withholding or you would like to make additional payments, other payment options are available.

IMPORTANT

Full or partial payments can be made any time and should be received by the 20th of each month in order to be credited in the current month.

By Phone

Pay with credit card, checking/savings accounts. Call (866) 901-3212 and select option 1.

By Mail

Make check/money order payable to:
CA State Disbursement Unit (SDU)
P.O. Box 989067
Sacramento, CA 95798-9067

Kiosk

Pay at the TouchPay kiosk using cash, check or credit card.

Did You Know?

You can setup and manage recurring payments online, at no cost. Setup is easy and secure

Online Payment Options


Additional Information on Making Payments

http://www.childsupport.ca.gov/state-disbursement-unit/
  • All payment types require Participant ID or Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Use MasterCard, Visa, or bank debit card
  • Available 24 hours a day 7 days a week
  • 1.9% fee charged for credit/debit cards payments.
  • Discover Card to ‘Use MasterCard, Visa or bank debit card.

Call (866)901-3212 and Select Option 1

  • 1.9% fee charged for credit/debit cards payments.

Send check, money order, or cashier’s check to:

California State Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 989067
West Sacramento, CA 95798-9067

Include your case number and/or participant ID to ensure payment is credited appropriately.

You can pay by cash or debit card at 6,200 locations in California. Find a location by accessing MoneyGram online or calling 1 (800) 926-9400. You will need your child support Participant ID number and Receive Code 14630 to make a payment. MoneyGram charges a $1.99 per transaction fee.

The payment may take three business days to post to your child support account.

MONEYGRAM WEBSITE

You can make a cash payment at over 8,500 7-Eleven, Family Dollar and ACE Cash Express locations nationwide. To find a location go to the PayNearMe map. You will need to sign up and log onto the PayNearMe website and enter your name and child support Participant ID to obtain a payment code to make the payment. PayNearMe charges $1.99 per transaction fee.

The payment may take three business days to post to your child support account.

http://www.childsupportbillpay.com/california

You will need:

  • Participant ID number Social Security Number is optional
  • PayPal account
  • Accepts credit and debit cards, and PayPal credit
  • Fee: $3.95 minimum or 2.49%

VISIT PAYPAL WEBSITE

Register your account at www.expertpay.com

  • Services are free after $2.50 registration fee
  • One-time setup on secure platform
  • Pay with a bank account, credit card, or PayPal

VISIT EXPERTPAY WEBSITE

Many child support offices and some courthouses have a TouchPay payment kiosk, which can accept cash, credit and debit cards, and e-checks. Below are locations in Stanislaus County:

  • Stanislaus County Department Child Support Services
    251 E Hackett Rd, Modesto CA
  • Stanislaus County Public Safety Center
    200 E Hackett Rd, Modesto CA
  • Stanislaus County REACT Center
    194 E Hackett Rd, Modesto CA
  • Stanislaus County AWP Office
    801 11th Street Ste 3100, Modesto CA

To make a payment at a TouchPay payment kiosk you will need:

To find out which child support agencies accept payments in the office, call 1.866.901.3212.

  • 2.2% fee charged for credit/debit cards payments under the “OR your Participant ID” with an *

Child Support Payment Options – Brochure English

Child Support Payment Options – Brochure Spanish

Receiving Payments

We strive to make sure that payments made by the Person Paying Support (PPS) and owed to the Person Receiving Support (PRS) are delivered in a timely manner. Receiving Paper Checks is no longer an option. To assist PRSs, the State Disbursement Unit (SDU) provides the following options for receiving support payments:

You can have the payments automatically deposited into a checking or savings account. There are several ways to enroll:

  • You can enroll online at SDU Direct Deposit Login. You will need to provide your social security number and your participant identification number.
  • You can enroll by telephone. You may call the SDU at (866) 901-3212, Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. You will need to provide your social security number and your participant identification number.
  • You can enroll by mail by completing a Direct Deposit Authorization Form and mailing it to the SDU at:

CA SDU
P.O. Box 989064
West Sacramento, CA 95798-9064

You receive a Mastercard branded card that works like a debit card. You can receive support payments easier, faster and have access to the funds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The card can be used everywhere Mastercard is accepted. Some fees may be associated with the Electronic Payment Card.

  • You can enroll online at SDU Enroll for EPC. You will need to provide your social security card and/or Date of Birth and participant number.
  • You can enroll by telephone. You may call the SDU at (866) 901-3212, Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. You will need to provide your social security card and/or Date of Birth and participant number.

CA SDU
P.O. Box 989064
West Sacramento, CA 95798-9064

Under federal law, the California Department of Child Support Services is required to charge a yearly service fee for certain, non-assisted cases. If the fee applies to you, you will receive an annual service fee assessment notice in October for each case to which the fee applies. This annual fee changes from $25 to $35 on cases that received payments equal to or more than $550 when assessed on 10/1/2020, and annually thereafter.