Child Support Services

Locations/Contact Us


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

Office hours: Monday to Thursday 7 AM to 5 PM 

*** Offices closed on Friday ***

Walk-ins welcome!

Santa Barbara

4 Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
FAX: (805) 568-2387
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Santa Maria

201 S. Miller Street, Suite 206
Santa Maria, CA 93454
FAX: (805) 346-7492
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Our Mission

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


Welcome to the County of Santa Barbara Department of Child Support Services 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

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Director's Corner

Thanks Carrie Topliffeto those of you who stopped by to see us in August at the Fiesta pancake breakfast, Lompoc's Community Fair, the YMCA's Day in the (Wallar) Park, or at the summer fiestas at St John Neumann Church.   If you are not sharing a household with your child's other parent, Child Support can help you with locate services, court orders for monetary support, and collection efforts. Every child deserves to be supported by their parents, and we can handle the technical details, leaving you with peace of mind and more time to spend supporting your children in other ways. Our services are available to anyone, regardless of income or immigration status.   Our staff is knowledgeable and bilingual in Spanish and English.  If you've gotten off on the wrong foot with your child's other parent, or you want assistance in cooperating for the benefit of your kids, please call, email, Facebook or come to see us – we want to help make a difference in your children's lives!

Carrie Topliffe, CPA 

Santa Barbara County Child Support Director