Locations/Contact Us

 

Masks are required and you must maintain social distancing when you visit the office. 

Documents can be submitted electronically via FAX at (805 346-7492 or by EMAIL: childsupport@co.santa-barbara.ca.us

Online Inquiry: https://www.cse.gov/CustomerConnect/login

Customer Service  (866) 901-3212

Call Center hours: Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5 PM



Santa Barbara

260 N San Antonio Rd Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

PHONE (805) 568-2451 

FAX: (805) 346-7492 
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Santa Maria

201 S. Miller Street, Suite 206
Santa Maria, CA 93454

PHONE; (805) 346-1409 and (805) 346-1408 

FAX: (805) 346-7492
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Our Mission

Our mission is to serve children and their families by establishing parentage and enforcing support orders in a fair and equitable manner.

Current News and Events

VIRTUAL INTERVIEWS NOW AVAILABLE! 

Our services are available online or over the telephone from 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; virtual interviews with a caseworker are available by appointment. Public service lobbies are open to the public from 7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, for our customers who:  

  • Need assistance with scheduling a virtual interview
  • Need to use a telephone or online services
  • Need to use self-service equipment, such as payment and computer KIOSKs
  • Are dropping off documents 

Court hearings are being conducted virtually (using ZOOM) and all other services continue to be available electronically (e.g. direct inquiry via our Child Support Enforcement (CSE) computer system, fax, e-mail or by phone). 

Welcome

Welcome to the Child Support Services of Santa Barbara County website.

What we do:

  • Establish parentage
  • Locate a parent
  • Establish, modify and enforce a court order for child support
  • Collect and distribute child support payments
  • Establish and enforce medical support orders

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Director's Corner

Joni Maiden

Do you know someone who needs our services but can't communicate in English or Spanish? If they contact Child Support by telephone or in person and tell us what language they speak, we can help them -- with translation assistance from our language line. Through this contracted service, we have access to 200 different languages, and we'll do our best to reach across any barriers to provide assistance in DNA testing, parent location, and/or establishing court orders for financial and medical support. And if you speak English or Spanish, our fully bilingual staff is always ready to assist you, without the need of translation. We hope to work with you to make a difference in the life of your child.

Joni Maiden, MPA

Director

Santa Barbara County Child Support Services