Child Support can be ordered by the courts, for various types of cases; including, Paternity, Domestic Violence, Temporary Custody, Dissolution of Marriage and Child Support.
Once child support is ordered, the judge may issue an order, to have the obligor pay to the obligee directly, or process payments through an income withholding order to the State Disbursement Unit (SDU). The Clerk of Courts, Child Support Depository Unit, will act as the record keeper for all payments processed.
If you are a Broward County resident seeking to open a new child support case, contact the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR), or call (850) 488-KIDS (5437), for information on the type of services provided by the Child Support Enforcement Program.
Below are various types of payment options and methods available for processing child support and alimony payments. NOTE: Processing and transaction fees may apply when making payments online, or at any AMSCOT location.
All child support purge/writ payments must be paid in full and processed in-person at the Clerk of Court, Child Support Depository Unit, unless indicated otherwise by court order, or the Department of Revenue. When making a purge/writ payment, let the Child Support Depository counter clerk know, so your purge payment will be processed correctly.
For cases filed by the Department of Revenue, refer to the payment methods provided below:
For all other cases not filed by the Department of Revenue, refer to the payment methods provided below:
A depository fee of 4% of the amount paid with a minimum of $1.00 and a maximum of $5.25 is charged for all each payment for cases not filed by the Department of Revenue. For additional information on depository fees, refer to F.S. CH. 61.181 - Depository for alimony transactions, support, maintenance, and support payments; fees.
State Disbursement Unit Checks: If you have not received a child support payment from the State Disbursement Unit (SDU) within 15 business days since the last payment was processed, fill out the State of Florida Lost Check Affidavit and mail to: State of Florida Disbursement Unit, P. O. Box, 7436, Tallahassee, FL 32314-7436 for processing.
Clerk of Court Disbursement Checks: If you are missing a Child Support disbursement payment from the Clerk of Court, email the Child Support Depository Unit, or call (954) 831-7309, and select, option 5.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 28.24, copies of Child Support Depository records are $1.00 per page, and if requested, an extra $2.00 for certification per document.
Payment Records Request
To obtain a copy of Child Support Depository or payment history records, fill out the Payment Records Request form, and bring the completed form, in-person, or send by mail, to the location on the right side of this web page. For estimates on how much it will cost to obtain copies, email the Child Support Depository Unit, or call the Child Support Depository Unit at (954) 831-7309, and select, option 5.
Online Partial Payment History Records
The following online options are available for viewing a partial summary of your child support payment history records. Depending on how your case was filed will determine, which option you will need to use.
When an obligor is 15 days delinquent in making a payment in support in non-IV-D (non-Department of Revenue) cases, and upon the request of the obligee, the depository or the clerk of the court must provide notice to the obligor of the delinquency and the intent to suspend by regular United States mail that is posted to the obligor’s last address of record with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
In response to the driver license suspension being initiated, the obligor may do one of the following within 20 days:
For Department of Revenue cases, call (850) 488-5437, or visit their office at 1900 W Commercial Blvd., Suite 190, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33309.
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