Child Support Enforcement Program
The Child Support Enforcement Program is authorized and defined by statute Title IV–D of the Social Security Act. The legal duty to support a minor child belongs to both parents, even if the custodial parent is capable of caring for the child single-handedly. Child support is intended to provide for the child’s basic needs and to allow the child to share in the standard of living of both parents. The non-custodial parent may be either the mother or the father. All states run a child support enforcement program, usually through the Department of Human Services, Department of Revenue, or the State Attorney General’s office. Prosecuting attorneys, district attorneys, law enforcement agencies, and officials of family or domestic relations courts may also provide assistance.
Effective January 22, 2019, El Paso County Child Support Services is moving to the first floor of the Citizens Service Center building on Garden of the Gods Road. To accommodate the move from downtown Colorado Springs, the office will be closed Friday, January 18, 2019. Child Support Services will reopen at its new location on the first floor of the Citizens Service Center at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. County offices are closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.