Actions taken for late or non-payment of child support
If a parent does not make child support payments as ordered, the first action the Child Support Program can take is mailing a late payment notice to the parent who owes support. The Program may also send the parent an appointment notice to visit a local office to speak with a Program representative about entering into a written agreement.
If the parent who owes support does not cooperate with the Program in a timely manner, the Child Support Program may begin one of the following suspension actions:
Driver license and registration suspension ›
Business, professional or recreational license suspension ›
Passport denial ›
Parents Who Owe Support
What you can do
The Child Support Program aims to work with parents who owe support, even if they are past-due on their payments.
- If you receive a late payment notice, pay the past-due amount (or as much of it as you can) as soon as possible or contact the Child Support Program for help.
- If you receive an appointment notice to visit a Program office, visit an office near you to discuss a written agreement.
- If you receive a notice that your driver license or registration may be suspended, you have options within the first 20 days.
- If you receive a notice that your business, professional or recreational license may be suspended, you have options within the first 30 days.
- If you believe you received a notice in error, contact the Child Support Program as soon as possible.