Child Support Services
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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

Carrie TopliffeWe are pleased to be celebrating Child Support Awareness Month in August, 2014. Our two offices provide services to 13,000 local families; these services are available to anyone, regardless of income or immigration status. Our staff is knowledgeable, bilingual in Spanish and English, and ready to help parents create the best possible lives for their children. 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