Louisiana Child Support Enforcement

How to File a Complaint

If you need help enforcing a child support order in Louisiana, you can either apply online, or fill out a paper application and send it to your local child support enforcement office.

How to Fill In


Step 1: Download the application

Download (PDF, 233KB)

Step 2: Check which services for which you are applying and then fill out the following information for the applicant:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Street Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Numbers
  • Parish/County of Residence
  • Email address
  • Do you or any of the children listed receive:
  • Your relationship to child(ren)
  • Does the child(ren) live with you?
  • Name of Custodial Party
  • Address
  • Phone Numbers
  • Email Address
  • Race
  • Sex
  • DOB
  • SSN

Step 3: Enter the following information about the mother and the father of the children:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Street Address
  • Email address
  • Phone numbers
  • Is the address listed above a current address?

Step 4: Enter the following information about each child:

  • N a m e
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Race/Sex
  • Current State of Residence State of Residence
  • Were the father and mother of this child legally married to each other?
  • Date of marriage
  • Date of divorce City
  • Is the father’s name on the Birth Certificate?
  • Has the biological father signed an Acknowledgment of Paternity?
  • Is there a court order establishing paternity?
  • If yes, what state and parish/county established the order?
  • Is there a court order for child and/or medical support for the child?
  • If yes, what state and parish/county established the order?
  • If yes, is past due support owed?
  • Is there a custody order?

Step 5: Read the rights and responsibilities and sign it in front of witnesses.  Mail it to your local office with a check of $25.

Download (PDF, 41KB)

What DCFS Can Do

There are several actions that the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services can do to enforce child support orders including the following:

  • Income assignment
  • Interception of state and federal tax refunds
  • Interception of lottery winnings
  • Suspension of occupational, professional, drivers’, hunting and fishing licenses
  • Suspension of motor vehicle registration
  • Contempt of court hearings
  • Passport denials

Contact DCFS


627 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578)