Utah Child Support Enforcement

In order to enforce child support payments in Utah a parent not receiving child support funds owed to them may be able to contact the Office of Recovery Services Child Support Services (ORS/CSS) for assistance. ORS/CSS may be able to help locate the other parent, if needed and automatically have funds deducted from their paycheck on a weekly/biweekly/monthly basis so that the funds are received.

How to File a Complaint

In Utah, a parent is obligated to pay child support in accordance with any child support validly issued by a court either in Utah or in another state.  Child support orders are enforced across state lines by the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.  Child Support payments must be remitted as specified in the court order.

In order to have a child support order enforced, a parent must first fill out an application with the ORS/CSS.  The application can be filled in online or on paper.  All documents should be sent to the following address:

Office of Recovery Services
Child Support Services
PO Box 45033
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0033

How to Fill-in

Step 1Download the form (Adobe PDF).

Download (PDF, 217KB)

Step 2: Read the first page of instructions and on the next page enter the following information about the applicant:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Relationship to the Children
  • Gender
  • Are YOU the mother or father of the children listed on this application?  If “Yes,” skip to “Section II Release of Information”

Step 3: Check whether there is a domestic violence concern

Step 4: Enter the following information about the mother first and then about the father on the next page:

  • Name
  • Current Marital Status
  • Driver’s License
  • Current Spouse/Significant Other’s Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Age
  • Other names, nicknames or aliases the parent has or may be using.
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Is the parent deceased?
  • Date and Place of Death
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Hair Color
  • Eye Color
  • Race
  • Identifying Marks (scars, birthmarks, tattoos, etc.)
  • Phone numbers
  • E-mail Address
  • Residential Address
  • Is this a current or former address?
  • Is this address located on a Native American Reservation?
  • What is the Tribal Affiliation?
  • Parent’s Mailing Address (Line 1, if different from residential address)
  • Is the parent disabled?
  • Does the parent receive disability benefits?
  • Do the children receive benefits under parent’s disability claim?
  • Has the parent served in the military?
  • Branch of Service
  • Military Status
  • Employer Name/Self Employment
  • Phone Number
  • Is this a current or former employer?
  • Employer’s Address
  • Type of Work/Usual Occupation
  • Has the parent ever been arrested?
  • State of Arrest
  • Date of Arrest
  • Parent’s Mother:  Name
  • Phone Number
  • Parent’s Father: Name
  • Phone Number
  • Other Contact who can always reach parent

Step 5: Enter the following information about each child:

  • Child’s Name
  • Child’s Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Child’s Social Security Number
  • Gender
  • Who does this child live with?
  • Relationship to Child
  • Were the mother and father (or alleged father) LISTED ON THIS FORM married to each other ON THE DAY THIS CHILD WAS BORN?
  • Place of Conception
  • Could any man OTHER THAN THE MAN LISTED ON THIS FORM be the father of this child?
  • List names of ALL other possible fathers

Step 6: Enter the following information about the relationship of the parents:

  • Were the mother and father (or alleged father) listed on this form EVER married to each other?
  • Marriage Date
  • Place of Marriage
  • Has legal action for separation or divorce been STARTED?
  • Divorce Date
  • Civil Number of Divorce
  • Place Where Divorce Filed
  • Attorney Name
  • Phone Number
  • Do other support orders exist for the children on this application?
    (Paternity orders, temporary orders, or any other type of order?)
  • Order Date
  • Civil Number of Order
  • Place of Court Where Order Issued
  • Attorney Name
  • Phone Number
  • Have any of the support orders ever been modified?
  • Modification Date
  • Place of modification
  • Have the children on this application ever received cash assistance from any state other than Utah?
  • State
  • Cash Assistance Start Date
  • Cash Assistance End Date
  • Was child support collected?
  • Do you currently have or have you previously had a case with ORS in Utah?
  • ORS Case Number(s)
  • Have you ever had a child support services case in any state OTHER than Utah?
  • State(s)
  • Do you currently have an assignment, agreement, or contract with a private agent (collection agency or private attorney) to collect your child support?
  • Name of Agency or Attorney
  • Phone Number
  • Agency/Attorney Address

Step 7: Enter the following information about medical insurance

  • Are the children currently covered on any HEALTH insurance OTHER THAN MEDICAID or CHIP?
  • Full Insurance Company Name
  • Policy Number
  • Insurance Company Address
  • Insurance Phone Number
  • Type of Coverage
  • Date Insurance Started
  • Policyholder’s Name
  • Phone Number
  • Policyholder’s Date of Birth
  • Policyholder’s Relationship to Children
  • If YOU are the policyholder, is this insurance policy offered through YOUR employer?
  • Employer Name/Self Employment
  • Phone Number

Step 8: Read the agreement and sign and send to the following address with requisite documents

Office of Recovery Services
Child Support Services
PO Box 45033
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0033

What ORS/CSS Can Do

The Office of Recovery Services/Child Support Services (ORS/CSS) uses a variety of enforcement actions to collect past-due support, including, but not limited to: lien-levies, property executions, civil contempt, supplemental proceedings, tax refund intercepts, and criminal nonsupport.

Contact ORS/CSS

Office of Recovery Services
Child Support Services
PO Box 45033
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0033

(801)536-8500