Child Support Services


Apply online for child support services! The Colorado Child Support Services (CSS) Program has launched a streamlined application that's available 24/7 - apply online anywhere, any time.

Colorado Division of Child Support Services

The Mission of the Colorado Child Support Services Program is to assure that all children receive financial and medical support from each parent. This is accomplished by locating each parent, establishing paternity and support obligations, and enforcing those obligations.

We are authorized by law to:

  • Establish child/medical support orders and paternity
  • Modify child/medical support orders
  • Enforce child/medical support orders, including spousal maintenance when combined with child support
  • Process payments through the Family Support Registry (FSR) once an FSR account number is assigned to you, you will be able to register on the Child Support Services website to view your account information online
  • Collect past due child support from the non-custodial parent's federal and state tax refunds and lottery winnings
    • If a federal tax intercept occurs, a $25 fee will be deducted from the intercept
    • Federal joint tax refunds can be held for up to six (6) months
    • Interest will not be paid on funds that are held
  • Collect past due child support from the non-custodial parent through other enforcement measures
  • Ask another state's child support agency to establish, modify, or enforce an order on your behalf


Colorado Child Support Services is excited to announce that there is no longer a charge of an application fee.  Our online application is available at any time from any device.

In addition, all child support payments are now disbursed to custodial parents electronically.  This means if you are not currently enrolled in the direct deposit you will receive a Child Support Payment Card automatically.

What We Need From You:

Please provide the following documents:

  • Copy of a state issued birth certificate and social security card for all children
  • Copy of personal identification (i.e., driver's license)
  • A photo of the other parent, if available, to be returned
  • Verification of income (i.e., pay stubs, tax returns)
  • Copy of marriage certificate (if not available, supply date of marriage and/or other evidence of marital status)
  • Copy of court orders signed by a judge or magistrate, (if not available supply date, county, state of filing and court case number)
    • Petition and/or Divorce Decree and/or Separation Agreement
    • Paternity Orders
    • Certified Copy of Child and/or Spousal Support Order
    • All modified orders
    • Allocation of Parental Responsibility Orders
    • Probate Orders
    • Dependency and Neglect Orders
    • Adoption Orders
    • Orders Terminating Parental Rights
  • Complete payment records of all support paid to the custodial party directly, through a court, or a state disbursement unit
  • Note: Your application may be delayed if you do not provide the necessary documentation