Child Support Services /

Servicios de Manutencion de Hijos

As the Contra Costa County agency responsible for establishing, collecting, and distributing child and medical support for minors, the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is an important part of California's effort to nurture and protect children and to help them and their families achieve self-sufficiency.

We hope parents and guardians throughout Contra Costa County will find help through the resources provided here and through our office.  

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Open a child support case or modify your child support case using TurboCourt.  TurboCourt guides you through the child support application, completes and (optionally) electronically submits your forms, and keeps you informed of your case's progress.
Got a Lien? Have a question about a Lien? Click Here
Don't know your Participant ID? Forgot your PIN? 
Call Customer Service at (866) 901-3212.

Did you know....

Customer Connect is a self-service automated system designed to answer your child support questions and provide specific case information, 24 hours a day. Have your social security number or participant ID and your personal identification number (PIN) ready.

If you currently have an active case with the Department of Child Support Services, the Family Law Facilitator, an attorney of the Court, provides limited free legal assistance. Effective July 1, 2018 the Family Law Facilitator will no longer be available at the Contra Costa County Department of Child Support Services. Facilitators are available in 3 locations, at various times.

For the schedule at the Martinez location Click Here

For the schedule at the Pittsburg and Richmond locations Click Here