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.
Child Support Legal Resource Clinic
The Child Support Legal Resource Clinic is your connection for tackling child support concerns creating flexible payment plans, resolving custody and placement questions, drivers license recovery assistance, fatherhood support groups and employment services.
Urban League of Greater Madison
Dane County Child Support
Family Court Clinic
Held every 3rd Friday in 2024, 1pm – 3pm
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.
GT Hours are Tue, Wed, Thurs from 9:00-2:30. Walk in’s accepted daily.
Parent Advisory Group
The planning work to launch a Parent Advisory Group (PAG) in Wisconsin to help provide feedback to shape child support policy was started in January 2022. The group will further the Department of Children and Families' (DCF) efforts to carry out its work with a diverse, equitable, and inclusive lens. The group will support the parents and caregivers who work hard to protect and support their children’s futures by elevating their voices. It will also inform child support professionals who assist Wisconsin's families by giving them access to objective feedback.
Interested in joining the group? Have ideas about how to improve the child support process in Wisconsin? Apply now.
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.
- Child Support Online Services (CSOS) Secured Website (current year & last year payments)
Please note: To print payment records some browsers require pop-up blocker disabled in the apps settings. (How to: Safari Chrome Edge Firefox Explorer).
- IVR at the Trust Fund: 1-800-991-5530 (last two payments)
- EPPIC Debit Mastercard: Toll-free # 1-877-253-3686. No website at this time. EPPIC has a text message alert feature. To set up call their toll free number
- Direct deposit users can contact your local bank for savings and checking activities
- Payment histories greater than 2 years old, contact us at (608) 266-4031
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)
Family Court Clinic (FCC)
Small Claims Assistance Program (SCAP)
DAIS (Domestic Abuse Intervention Services)
Restraining Order Clinic (ROSA)
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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
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: https://youtu.be/VF8dS8V2uhY
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.