If there is a court-ordered judgment or if the noncustodial parent (NCP) is in arrears in an amount greater than or equal to 12 months of child support, the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) may issue a levy to collect the amount owed. It shall be immediately seized by the financial institution and held upon receipt of a Notice of Levy. The funds should be paid to DCSS when the Notice/Demand to Surrender Notice is received. The levy extends only to property possessed and obligations existing at the time of service and also attaches any other account(s) held by the NCP.
The Notice of Levy states that all property or rights to property, monies, and credits belonging to the NCP, or for which you are obligated to the NCP and currently in your possession, are to be levied for payment of child support delinquency. A minimum of $250.00 should be left in the account. Any amount over $250.00 and up to the amount written in the levy notice should be seized.
The Property Seized/Held Response Form must be completed. This should include the signature of the representative signing the form and the date the assets were levied. Provide the names of all account holders on each seized account. List all accounts levied, the account type, the amount(s), and date levied. If no funds are available, document so on the form. The Property Seized/Held Response Form must be returned to:
Division of Child Support Services (DCSS)
Attn: FIDM Unit
P.O. Box 40408 Site Code 022A-1
Phoenix, AZ 85067
The financial institution may fax the form to DCSS. Also fax questions on the levy process to:
FAX number 602-353-5725
Attn: DCSS FIDM Unit – Financial Institution Data Unit
Inquiries will be acknowledged or returned within one business day.