Child Support Services

Child Support Services works with parents and guardians to establish a partnership to provide their children with financial and medical support. This is achieved by locating each parent, establishing paternity and support obligations, and enforcing child support orders.

Contact us:  866-901-3212  Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Our automated phone service is available 24 hours a day, visit   Customer Connect to receive online assistance.  

Tahoe Child Support Location and Hours

5225 N. Lake Boulevard in Carnelian Bay 

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. closed during lunch and on alternating Fridays. Please call the Carnelian Bay office to confirm: 530- 546-1941               

Court Information: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Court Updates and Information

Stay up to date on the Coronavirus in Placer County

Placer Superior Court Announces Change in Court Clerk Hours and Remote Appearance Fees

Read the press release 12-06-2022 here Version OptionsCourt's RoleHeadline. Fee schedule Information can be found herePlacer Superior Court Announces Change in Court Clerk Hours and Remote Appearance Fees. 

Placer Superior Court Announces New Hearing Reminder Service

The Placer County Superior Court announced that beginning June 10, 2022, court users and attorneys may use the Placer Superior Court’s new Hearing Reminder Service (HRS) to receive free email and/or text message reminders for future hearings. There is no fee to sign up for hearing reminders through HRS. If you opt in to receive text message reminders, standard text messaging rates from wireless carriers may apply. 

Sign up for hearing reminders here with an existing California Court Identify account. 

For assistance with acquiring a case number visit the Court’s Online Portal.

Visit for more information on the court’s online services. 

Electronic Payment Card Changes

By now, you should have received your new Electronic Payment Card. 

Please note: Electronic Payment Cards must be mailed to an address or PO Box, and cannot be mailed to ’general delivery’.

Every month, your child support payment will be applied to the card balance and you can use the card anywhere Mastercard is accepted.

To avoid delays in receiving your child support payment, please enroll in Direct Deposit or Electronic Payment Card online at State Disbursement Unit

Online enrollment in Direct Deposit or Electronic Payment Card will help avoid delays in receiving your child support payment.

Unable to Pay Child Support?

If you are unable to pay child support due to quarantine, self-isolation or layoffs, your first step is to request a “review and adjustment,” also called a “modification.” We can get you the paperwork right away, so reach out to your local office – see above for communication options during county closures. If you and the other parent can agree, we can help you stipulate to change your child support order for the duration of this emergency.

Although your order remains in place unless modified, we can work with you not only to modify, but on how we would collect the order. PLEASE reach out to your caseworker with the details of your situation – California Child Support Services is here to help you.

Self-Service Options

Make payments online or by telephone, view account balances and payment history, check court dates, and update contact information, with Customer Connect. Customer Connect is also available by telephone at 866-901-3212


The Ombudsperson works as an advocate for customers to ensure fair and equitable treatment throughout the child support process. Customers should contact the Ombudsperson whenever they feel their issue or concern with the department needs independent review. You can call the Ombudsperson at 916-435-5757.