What to do
The state uses ExpertPay to accept payment by bank account, debit or credit card, and PayPal.
Direct bank-to-bank transfer
Fines for not paying
If you don’t follow the withholding order, you might be responsible for the full amount of support owed, plus a fine.
You may have to go to court if you don’t withhold income as ordered.
The court can order an electronic funds transfer from your company’s bank.
If you're an out-of-state employer, you can pay by check.
Make the check payable to “CA State Disbursement Unit."
California State Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 989067
West Sacramento, CA 95798
Pay with one check, even if you are submitting for multiple employees.
You must include each:
- Employee name
- Child support enforcement case number
- Child support Participant ID (located on most letters and billing statements)
- Social Security number
- Date money was withheld (pay date)
- Amount withheld per employee
- Company name and phone number
If you don’t know the case number, call 1-866-901-3212.
Bay Area Region Child Support Collaborative
Federal Office of Child Support Services
Last updated August 24, 2023