Child Support Services
Child Support Services 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.
The Colorado Child Support Services (CSS) Program oversees the state’s child support system. Individual child support orders are managed by Colorado’s county child support offices. You can find many helpful services on the CSS website including:
- Applying for child support services
- How to create an online account to view specific information on your child support case
- How and when to request changes to a child support order
- Different ways to make and receive child support payments
- Frequently asked questions about child support in Colorado
Apply online for child support services! The Colorado Child Support Services (CSS) Program has launched a streamlined application that’s available 24/7 – apply online anywhere, any time. Get started today.
The Colorado Department of Human Services announced two innovative updates to the Child Support Services program which will make it easier to access and receive child support. Parents seeking child support services will no longer have to pay an application fee of $20, effective Jan. 1, 2022; and custodial parents receiving child support through the State of Colorado will receive those payments electronically, effective Jan. 4, 2022. The news release on these changes is posted online.