Out of State Agencies
 

 

Information on this web site is intended to assist Out-of-State IV-D agencies in processing their child support enforcement cases. Out-of-State Agencies can benefit from the high-level overview of our county’s child support enforcement program which includes:

  • Interstate Case Initiation Procedures
  • Required Forms and Information
  • Paternity Testing
  • Payment Processing
  • Contacting the Central Case Registry

 

In most cases, the noncustodial parent will be ordered to pay costs for paternity tests. However, in interstate cases, the initiating state pays for the test and seeks reimbursement of the costs by court order. The responding state must attempt to obtain a judgment for the costs of paternity testing and forward any payments received to the initiating state.


Responding states electing to impose fees or recovery costs for processing support payments may deduct those fees from the support payment. However, the responding state must notify us, the initiating state, of the full amount collected and the amount charged.

For example, if a cost recovery state collects $200 in child support and deducts a $3 fee, that state forwards $197 to California (the initiating state) along with a notice stating that $200 was paid by the noncustodial parent and $3 was retained for processing the payment.

California is not a cost recovery state.


The California Central Registry (CCR) serves as the single point for the submission and processing of interstate child support enforcement cases. CCR analysts:

  • Examine all incoming inter-jurisdictional cases;
  • Review the documents from other states for completeness;
  • Send the cases to the Department of Child Support Services in the county where the noncustodial parent resides; and

Maintain an ongoing liaison between the 58 California Department of Child Support Services and the various child support enforcement agencies of the initiating states.
CCR is one of the major functions under the direction of the State Department of Justice. You may contact the California Central Registry at:

CCR
P.O. Box 903199
Sacramento, CA 94203-3199


When an initiating state requests establishment of any type of order from California, the following forms must always be included in the transmittal package:

  • Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #1 – Initial Request
  • General Testimony
  • Uniform Support Petition (3 certified copies or original plus 2 copies)

When an initiating state requests establishment of any type of order from California, the following forms must always be included in the transmittal package:

  • Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #1 – Initial Request
  • General Testimony
  • Uniform Support Petition (3 certified copies or original plus 2 copies)

To request the establishment of a support order and public assistance reimbursement, the initiating state must also provide the timeframes for public assistance reimbursement and the monthly public assistance grant amount. California will only allow collection of public assistance reimbursement for the 12 months prior to the filing of the Complaint.

All documents must be signed and notarized as appropriate.


When an initiating state requests establishment of any type of order from California, the following forms must always be included in the transmittal package:

  • Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #1 – Initial Request
  • General Testimony
  • Uniform Support Petition (3 certified copies or original plus 2 copies)

To request the establishment of an order for public assistance reimbursement only, the initiating state must also provide the timeframes for public assistance reimbursement and the monthly public assistance grant amount. California will only allow collection of public assistance reimbursement for the 12 months prior to the filing of the Complaint.

All documents must be signed and notarized as appropriate.


When an initiating state requests establishment of any type of order from California, the following forms must always be included in the transmittal package:

  • Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #1 – Initial Request
  • General Testimony
  • Uniform Support Petition (3 certified copies or original plus 2 copies)

To request the establishment of paternity and a support order the initiating state must also provide, an Affidavit in Support of Establishing Paternity or an acknowledgement of paternity signed by the father and notarized. A birth certificate is not acceptable.

All documents must be signed and notarized as appropriate.


When an initiating state requests establishment of any type of order from California, the following forms must always be included in the transmittal package:

  • Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #1 – Initial Request
  • General Testimony
  • Uniform Support Petition (3 certified copies or original plus 2 copies)

To request the establishment of paternity the initiating state must also provide, an Affidavit in Support of Establishing Paternity or an acknowledgement of paternity signed by the father and notarized. A birth certificate is not acceptable.

All documents must be signed and notarized as appropriate.


When an initiating state requests that California modify an existing order, the following forms must always be included in the transmittal package:

  • Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #1 – Initial Request
  • General Testimony
  • Uniform Support Petition (3 certified copies or original plus 2 copies) (only needed if order not issued in California)
  • Registration Statement (Original plus 2 copies) (only needed if order not issued in California)

All documents must be signed and notarized as appropriate.


When an initiating state requests that California enforce an existing order, the following forms must be included in the transmittal package:

  • Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #1 – Initial Request
  • One certified copy of the court order
  • A certified, notarized, month-by-month affidavit of arrears
  • Registration Statement (Original plus 2 copies) (only needed if order not issued in California)

California has no statute of limitations on the collection of arrears. They are enforceable until paid in full.

All documents must be signed and notarized as appropriate.