General Information

Contact Dept

  • Address:
    2220 Tulare Street, Suite 310P
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • 24-Hour General/Case Information:
    1 (866) 901-3212

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DCSS Information


Information for the NCP
Are you a non-custodial parent? If you don't have physical custody of your children, you have an important role to play in the child support process. Read more.

The Support Process
If you need information about how to open a case, how the DCSS will enforce your support order, or what support you can get, read about the support process.

Contacting Our Office
Need to call us or visit our office? We have directions if you are driving, information about bus routes, or telephone numbers. Remember, you don't need an appointment to see a case worker.

Online Application

You can now fill out an application for child support services online and submit it electronically. It is easy, safe, and no cost to you. No more printing, hand-writing the information, assembling and mailing the documents. If you would like to proceed and open a case, click here to complete an online application.

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DCSS Mission

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We administer and implement the Federal Child Support Program for the State of California in Fresno County by assisting families with establishing parentage and the establishment and enforcement of child support and medical support in an equitable, timely and courteous manner. By encouraging parents to provide for their children, we promote the financial, medical and emotional well being of children. In the process, we are committed to improving the performance of the Fresno County Child Support Program and increasing total collections annually.

Fact Sheets

View important information about the  Ombudsperson Program and Complaint Resolution. You may also want to read about the State Hearing process.

Arrears Estimator

Use the Arrears Estimator to see how fast you can pay off your child support arrears (i.e. “back–pay”) by paying a specific amount each and every month.