North Carolina Child Support Enforcement

In order to enforce child support payments in North Carolina, a receiving parent or caretaker may be able to contact Child Support Services for assistance. CSS may be able to reach out to the non-paying parent and, if necessary, automatically deduct funds from their paycheck on a weekly/biweekly/monthly basis so that the funds are received.  In addition, CSS may be able to take steps to recover any arrearages that were due in the past and not paid.

How to File a Complaint

In North Carolina, a parent must pay child support in accordance with the child support order issued by the court of original jurisdiction.  Child support orders are enforced across state lines by the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.  Payments must be made in accordance with the order that was either issued or agreed upon by both parents.

How to Fill-in

Step 1 – Download the application and the supplemental data sheet (Adobe PDF).

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Step 2: Read the application for child support services which include your rights and responsibilities and disclaimers, and sign the contract on the bottom of the second page.

Step 3: On the supplemental data sheet, enter the following information about yourself and sign and date on the bottom:

  • Your Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Social Security Number
  • Mailing Address
  • Home Address
  • Phone Numbers
  • Employer’s Name and address
  • Employer’s Phone
  • Income
  • Federal Benefits?
  • If yes, check all that apply:
    Social Security VA RR Retirement Civil Service
    Postal Military Retirement Other
  • Unemployment?
  • Other Income
  • Please list source and amount
  • List the names of the noncustodial parents from whom you need support

Step 4: On the next page, enter the following information for each child:

  • Child’s Name
  • Child’s Noncustodial Parent
  • Date of Birth
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Social Security Number
  • Relationship to you
  • Birthplace
  • Where was child conceived?
  • Child born out of wedlock?
  • Father named on child’s birth certificate
  • Is father named on birth certificate the biological father?
  • Has paternity been legally established?
  • If yes, please state when , where and how below:
  • Did father sign Affidavit of Parentage at birth?
  • Have paternity/genetic tests been performed?
  • Has father verbally acknowledged paternity?
  • If yes, to whom?
  • Does this child receive SSI or SSA?

Step 5: Enter the following information about the non-custodial parent:

  • Noncustodial Parent’s Name
  • Maiden Name
  • Alias/nickname/other names used
  • Date of Birth
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Social Security Number
  • Relationship to you
  • Marriage Date
  • Separation/Divorce Date
  • Mailing Address
  • Is this address Current or Last Known?
  • Phone Numbers
  • Home Address
  • Birthplace
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Hair Color
  • Eye Color
  • Identifying Marks
  • Driver License Number
  • State
  • Vehicle Make/Model/Year
  • License Plate
  • Usual Occupation
  • Father’s name
  • Address
  • Mother’s name: (including maiden name)
  • Address
  • Most Recent Spouse’s Name (other than yourself)
  • Marriage Date
  • Separation/Divorce Date
  • Employer’s name and address
  • Employer’s Phone
  • Income
  • Is noncustodial parent self employed?
  • Has noncustodial parent ever been employed by a Federal Government Agency?
  • If yes, name of agency
  • Federal Benefits?
  • If yes, check all that apply:
    Social Security Postal VA RR Retirement Civil Service Military Retirement Other
  • Unemployment?
  • Other Income
  • Military Service?
  • If yes, what branch?
  • Rank
  • Active Duty Reserve Retired Separated AWOL Unknown
  • Last known duty station
  • Service Start Date
  • Service End Date
  • Currently in prison/jail?
  • Prison/Jail Name
  • Prior Arrest Record
  • If yes, when and where?
  • Offense Convicted?
  • Conviction Type
  • Is noncustodial parent currently on parole/probation?
  • If yes, where?
  • Name of Parole/Probation Officer

Step 6: Enter the following amount regarding any existing child support orders:

  • Do you get support?
  • If yes, do you have a Court Order or Voluntary Agreement to support?
  • Type(s) of Support Child Support Medical Support Spousal/Alimony Support (check all that apply)
  • How is support paid?
  • Court docket number
  • Order Effective Date
  • County State
  • Amount Ordered
  • Children included in the order agreement

Step 7: Turn both the application and the supplemental data sheet to your local child support office.

What the CSS Can Do

CSS can take a number of steps to help a parent enforce a child support order including setting up employer income withholding, monthly billing to non custodial parents (NCPs) who are not under income withholding; filing court action against NCPs who have not paid support as ordered; credit bureau reporting of all child support obligations handled by CSS; interception of state and federal tax refunds; or liens on real or personal property that the NCP owns.

Contact CSS

N.C. Child Support Services
PO Box 20800
Raleigh, NC 27619-0800

1-800-992-9457 toll free or
252-789-5225 in the Martin County Area