Locations/Contact Us

 UPDATE TO OFFICE HOURS DUE TO PROCLAMATION OF A STATE EMERGENCY DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS 

Our lobbies are open to the public 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, for the use of self-service equipment; specifically the Payment and Computer KIOSKs. The health and safety of our community and staff continue to be of utmost importance and as such, we continue to follow social distancing requirements and Public Health Order (PHO) 2020-10. Pursuant PHO 2020-10 face coverings are required when entering our building since our lobbies are considered common areas. Thank you in advance for sharing in our efforts to minimize the spread of coronavirus.

Again, the lobbies are open for self-service use only. For all other services, we continue to be available by direct inquiry via our Child Support Enforcement (CSE) computer system, fax, e-mail, or by phone. 

Submit documents electronically via FAX at 1-805 346-7492

Direct Online Inquiry: https://www.cse.gov/CustomerConnect/login

Email: childsupport@co.santa-barbara.ca.us

Phone: Santa Barbara Office 1-805-568-2451

Santa Maria Office 1-805-346-1409 and 1-805-346-1408

Please leave a detailed message with your name, case number or participant identification number and a Child Support Specialist will return your call

General Customer Service Phone: 1-866-901-3212

Call Center hours: Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5 PM


TO MAKE YOUR CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT CLICK HERE.  


Please protect yourself by following precautions such as:

IF YOU ARE SICK, PLEASE STAY HOME

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

Minimize close contacts like shaking hands or hugging 


ACTUALIZACIÓN DEL AVISO DE CIERRE POR COVID-19

El área de recepción de nuestras oficinas está abierta al público de 7:30 am a 5:00 pm de lunes a jueves para proporcionar acceso a equipos de autoservicio, específicamente la máquina para pagos y la computadora de autoservicio. La salud y la seguridad de nuestra comunidad y personal siguen siendo de suma importancia, continuaremos con los requerimientos del distanciamiento social y la orden del Departamento de Salud (PHO) 2020-10. En cumplimiento a la orden PHO 2020-10, se requiere cobertura facial cuando visite nuestras oficinas ya que nuestras recepciones son consideradas áreas comunes. Muchas gracias por su cooperación en ayudarnos a minimizar el contagio del coronavirus.

Una vez más, la recepción de nuestras oficinas estará abierta únicamente para el acceso al equipo de autoservicio. Para todos los demás servicios, seguimos estando disponibles por consulta directa a través de nuestro sistema (CSE), fax, correo electrónico o por teléfono.

Envíe documentos por fax al 1-805-346-7492 

Sitio para comunicación directa en línea: https://www.cse.ca.gov/CustomerConnect/login

E-mail: childsupport@co.santa-barbara.ca.us

Números de teléfono: -1-805-346-1409 o -1-805-346-1408


Por favor protéjase tomando las siguientes precauciones:

SI ESTA ENFERMO, QUEDESE EN SU CASA.

Lave sus manos frecuentemente con jabón y agua por lo menos 20 segundos, especialmente si va al baño, antes de comer, después de limpiar su nariz, toser o estornudar. Si solo tiene agua fría, lávese sus manos vigorosamente y por un tiempo más prolongado.

Evite tocarse los ojos, nariz y boca.

Limpie las áreas y objetos que toca frecuentemente.

Evite saludar de mano o abrazar a otras personas. 



Santa Barbara

260 N San Antonio Rd Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
FAX: (805) 346-7492 
[ MAP/Driving Directions ]

Santa Maria

201 S. Miller Street, Suite 206
Santa Maria, CA 93454
FAX: (805) 346-7492
[ MAP/Driving Directions ]

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve children and their families by establishing parentage and enforcing support orders in a fair and equitable manner.

Current News and Events

UPDATE TO OFFICE HOURS

In line with Governor Newsom's Stay at Home Order and in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Child Support Department HAS CLOSED the public service counters at the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria locations until further notice.  Our lobbies are open to the public for self service equipment only. Per the Public Health Order for Santa Barbara County, face coverings must be worn when entering the office. 

UPDATE REGARDING COURT APPEARANCES

Until further notice all court hearings will be heard via Zoom Video Conferencing.  To download the application to your computer or smart device, visit their website: https://zoom.us/



Welcome

Welcome to the Child Support Services of Santa Barbara County website.

What we do:

  • Establish parentage
  • Locate a parent
  • Establish, modify and enforce a court order for child support
  • Collect and distribute child support payments
  • Establish and enforce medical support orders

apply for services  

Director's Corner

Joni Maiden

Do you know someone who needs our services but can't communicate in English or Spanish? If they contact Child Support by telephone or in person and tell us what language they speak, we can help them -- with translation assistance from our language line. Through this contracted service, we have access to 200 different languages, and we'll do our best to reach across any barriers to provide assistance in DNA testing, parent location, and/or establishing court orders for financial and medical support. And if you speak English or Spanish, our fully bilingual staff is always ready to assist you, without the need of translation. We hope to work with you to make a difference in the life of your child.

Joni Maiden, MPA

Director

Santa Barbara County Child Support Services