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Child Support Agency


Dane County Child Support Agency

Under contract with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Dane County Child Support Agency provides assistance to establish paternity, establish support orders and enforce child support and health insurance. Our agency is comprised of dedicated individuals who handle over 28,000 open cases. Dane County Child Support Agency is one of 71 county and 10 tribal child support agencies in Wisconsin. We work in conjunction with the State, local courts and many outside partner agencies to meet the needs of the families that we serve.


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Please contact the Court Commissioner Center at (608) 283-4821 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to provide a phone number where you may be reached. At the designated date and time on your hearing notice, the Court will call you to appear for the hearing. Failure to provide the court with a valid phone number may lead to the Court proceeding without your input.

Please be aware that an agent of the Child Support Agency may call you at some point before the hearing to try and resolve the matter.


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What's New

Genetic Testing
Effective the week of 9/25/23 we will be changing our GT Hours. Hours will be Mon-Wed-Fri from 9:00-2:30. Walk in’s any day are still welcome.


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Dane County Child Support and You

Join us each month and speak to a Child Support Specialist ONE-ON-ONE about your case.

• Ask general case and enforcement questions

• Understand the child support process

• Explore resources for employment and job training

***No warrants will be served***

November 17th, 2023:  1-3:30
Urban League of Greater Madison
2222 S Park St. Madison, WI 53713

December 15th, 2023:  1-3:30
Urban League Southwest Employment Center
1233 McKenna Blvd. Madison, WI 53719


How to Check on Payment Status

The State of Wisconsin has created several outstanding resources to check on your child support payments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That is why Dane County Child Support no longer provides payment information over the phone. Please use one of the listed payment resources available to you to manage your account balances, court order summary and payments made or received.


Legal Assistance Programs Oct Dec 2023

Legal Assistance Programs at the Dane County Courthouse, September – December 2023

In cooperation with the Dane County Bar Association and the UW Law School, the Dane County Circuit Court offers these legal assistance programs for the public at the Courthouse.Family Law Assistance Center (FLAC)

Programs include:
Family Court Clinic (FCC)
Small Claims Assistance Program (SCAP)
DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)
Restraining Order Clinic (ROSA)

More info   See Current Schedule


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Legal Tune up

Use Legal Tune Up from LIFT Wisconsin to find out what legal problems you can fix without paying for a lawyer.

  • Removing Criminal Records

  • Child Support

  • Suspended Driver's License

  • And more…

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Four Week Parent and Child Class at Urban League

Urban League Employment & Training Center

What You Do Matters
You know more about your child than anyone!  But there may still be times when you have questions … about what’s going on in his brain … about his development … or about things you can do together to help him grow and learn.

Four Week Parent/Child Class for Parents and their children age 15 months - 5 years

During this five-session series, you’ll learn how play and everyday interactions help your child’s development. There will be time to share your own experiences, ask questions, and try out activities you can do together at home.

Join Us at the Urban League Employment & Training Center
1233 McKenna Blvd, Madison, WI 53719
10:00 am - 11:30 am The First Tuesday of the month:

  • October 3, 2023

Registration is required for Each Session:

Contact Paula Reif

More info




Not everyone is aware of the child support program and the services we provide. That’s why the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement created an informational video to share with parents and partners. It looks at the most common child support services that parents will typically use and provides general advice to ensure the process goes smoothly. Also available in Spanish:


Understanding Child Support

OCSE NEW WEBPAGE ‘UNDERSTANDING CHILD SUPPORT’   The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has launched a new webpage, Understanding Child Support, to help parents find basic child support information. This web content replaces the hard copy and PDF Child Support Handbook.