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About the Child Support Program

Child Support Vision and Mission Statements:

Working with families and partners to help children receive the Child Support they need and deserve Serve Customers with respect, concern and professionalism.

The Florida Department of Revenue has administered the Child Support Program since 1994. Department staff provide child support services in all but two Florida counties. The State Attorney’s Office provides services in Miami-Dade County. The Manatee County Clerk of Court provides services in Manatee County.

The federal government, Florida’s courts, local law enforcement, financial institutions, Florida’s employers, and a host of state agencies all play a part in the successful collection and enforcement of child support.

The services we provide include:

We do not enforce visitation or custody.

Our services are available even if a parent lives in another state or country. For more information about our services go to Child Support Services.

Facts:

  • We provide child support services to about a million children.
  • We collected over a billion dollars in child support last year.

Information About Private Child Support Collection Agencies:

Please know who is contacting you about your child support case. If the person contacting you does not tell you they are with the Florida Department of Revenue, Child Support Program, you may be talking to someone from a private child support collection agency.

We have no connection to, or association with, any of these private child support collection agencies and therefore cannot guarantee if they are a genuine or credible company.

Private child support collection agencies do business differently than we do. One example is, they may charge fees or keep a percentage of your child support payments for their services.

If you have questions or concerns about your child support case and private child support collection agencies, you can call us at 1-800-622-KIDS (5437).

All of our forms are provided at no cost

We will provide you with the forms we need you to complete at no cost to you. We do not endorse any company that sells our forms. Other companies and organizations claiming to offer our forms for free may offer out-dated forms and information. We do not accept out-dated forms or forms sold from other sources. Contact your local office if you have questions about any forms you may need.

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