Child support payments should be made payable and sent to:
Department of Child Support Services
Payments may also be made in person between the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. on business days
at any Riverside County Department of Child Support Services office.
Payments should be made by certified check, money order, or cash if making the
payment in person. Please include your account number on your payment.
Do not send cash by mail.
P.O. Box 989067
Sacramento, CA 95798
Effective February 1, 2006, Riverside County converted to the new
State Disbursement Unit (SDU) Process Center. If you pay child support directly to the Local
Child Support Agency (LCSA) by cash, credit card, checks or other means, your payment will be
forwarded directly to the SDU. This will cause a delay in processing the payment to your account.
The legal date of collection is the date the payment is received at the SDU. In order to ensure
proper credit to your account, you full monthly payment amount should be received at the LCSA by
the 20th of each month.
Statewide Allocation of payments may
impact your child support case(s). How
Statewide Allocation impacts a case depends on many factors including how much
support is owed and paid and whether the payment(s) are for current or past
EXAMPLE: A paying parent owes support in Counties A
and B. The parent sends a support payment for the case in County A. In the past,
the entire payment was applied only to the case in County A. Now, the payment
will be divided between the case in County A and the case in County B.
If you have only one child support case, you should not be affected by Statewide