If the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) becomes involved with the enforcement of your court ordered support, you will be required to make your payments to the Arizona Centralized State Disbursement Unit (SDU), the Arizona Support Payment Clearinghouse.
Federal law requires each state to operate a centralized state disbursement unit (SDU). The Arizona SDU processes payments for both Title IV-D and Non Title IV-D cases in Arizona and is Arizona's centralized collection and disbursement unit for processing child support and maintenance payments.
The Arizona SDU is responsible for activities associated with payment processing only, such as:
- Payment Posting
- Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
- Disbursement of Funds
- Non-Sufficient Funds Processing
To learn about how to make a payment, how to set up automatic payments, process electronic fund transfers, etc., click on the appropriate category. I am a:
When you provide a check as payment, you authorize the agency to use the information from the check to make an electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check, image or draft transaction. For inquiries, please call 602-252-4045 or Toll-Free: 1-800-882-4151. Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Arizona Time.
If you are already familiar with our payment options and would like to make a child support payment, you can select from the options listed below:
List of options for paying child support
By Phone: 1-866-562-0140
In the Office
(AMERICAN EXPRESS, MASTERCARD, VISA and DISCOVER)
(MASTERCARD and VISA)
IMPORTANT: Due to recent security updates, Internet Explorer 8 or later may be required to access the DCSS Payment Collections Gateway application. If you experience trouble accessing this application, please visit Microsoft Internet Explorer to upgrade your internet browser to the latest version. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Missing/Lost Checks Sent to the Clearinghouse for Cases Enforced by DCSS
If your case is being enforced by DCSS, and you have reason to believe that a payment is missing or lost, you may contact Customer Service for assistance at 602-252-4045.
The Arizona SDU needs the following information to search for a payment you believe was lost:
- Payment check number
- Payment check amount
- Date check cleared the bank
- Employee name
- Payer / Employee identifying information that may have been included with the payment; such as social security number
- A copy of the front and back of the check