Child Support Services

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Our Mission

The mission of the Mariposa County Department of Child Support Services is to provide assistance to any parent (custodial or non-custodial) or guardian. We work closely with these parties to establish a financial partnership that supports their children. Our services help to enhance the quality of life for children and families.

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Touch Pay Kiosk

Located in the lobby of the Human Services building. Allows you to pay your child support obligation with cash, debit or credit card.

Mobile App

The CAChildSup mobile app provides easy and secure access to your child support account on the go. Download CAChildSup app for free via the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

$25 Annual Service Fee

In the Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Public Law 109-171, all states were instructed to impose a $25 Annual Service Fee to non-welfare families (never-assisted cases) who are disbursed $500 or more during the federal fiscal year. The mandate went into effect January 1, 2008. As of October 1, 2010, the State will no longer pay the fee on behalf of families.

Beginning October 1, 2011, and every October 1 thereafter, DCSS will assess the $25 Annual Service Fee to all never-assisted cases that meet the criteria for assessment. The service fee will be withheld from the never-assisted custodial party’s next child support payment(s) until the $25 is fully recovered.

Although the first disbursement(s) paid to the custodial party on or after October 1 will be reduced by $25, the NCP will get full credit for the amount of the collection received. Get more information about the $25 annual fee. You can also view the $25 Annual Service Fee Frequently Asked Questions.

Customer Service Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey in order to provide us with feedback on your most recent contact with the Child Support Program. Thank you!