Knox County
Child Support Enforcement Agency
CSEA
117 East High Street - 4th Floor
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
740-397-7177

Hours: M-W-T-F  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Tuesdays  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

 

1-800-298-2223                   Fax 740-397-5200

Formed on January 1, 1988, the Child Support Enforcement  Agency (CSEA) is a Federal, State, and local partnership charged with the collection and enforcement of court ordered support payments.  Under the direction of the Knox County Department of Job and Family Services  the CSEA is administered locally.

Legal Services provided by the CSEA include:

● paternity establishment,

● child support and medical support order establishment,  

● review and modification of child support orders,

● enforcement of established spousal support orders,

● location of non-paying obligors,

● income withholding,

● tax refund interceptions,

● consumer agency reporting of arrearages,

● garnishment procedures,

● seizure of bank accounts

  The CSEA can assist you by providing
  the following services:

  • Establishment of paternity

  • Location of absent parents

  • Establishment of child support or medical support order

  • Modification of child support orders

  • Enforcement of existing child support or medical support orders

  • Federal and State income tax refund offset submittals for the collection of child support arrearages

  • Withholding of wages and

  • Unemployment compensation for the payment of court ordered support

  • Interstate collection of child support

  • Collection and disbursement of payments

In order to provide several of these services, the CSEA relies on State and Federal enforcement resources.  Through legislation the CSEA utilizes statewide programs such as Support Enforcement Tracking System (SETS), Financial Institution Data Match (FIDM), driver license revocation, professional license suspension, and pass port revocation.  The CSEA also has access to certain independent contractors.  Further, the amount of past due support can be reported to a credit reporting agency

The CSEA makes appropriate referrals to other government and community services.  Examples include referrals to the Job Club, Visitation Center, Healthy Start, Early Start, Child Care, Domestic Violence Advocacy, Community Connections, and other area programs.

Why is Child Support Enforcement Important?

Child support is important to a child’s healthy development.  Child support makes a difference in managing food, shelter, clothing, medical, and dental expenses.  In addition, some researchers find a correlation between consistent child support and improved school attendance, higher grade point averages, and reduced behavioral problems.  Children need the emotional and financial support of both parents.

 

      

 

What is Child Support?

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For all Ohio cases, a toll-free  SETS number enables parents to access the following options:

·  Payment information,

·  Check or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) information,

·  Total balances due, and

·  County address and phone number information.

 The information is updated daily and can be accessed by calling: 1-800-860-2555 or 1-800-860-0019 (TTD).

The SETS line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The SETS line is your best source for
payment information. 

All Child Support payments are processed at a centralized processing center in Columbus.  With this in mind, please use the following addresses when submitting payments.

Individual Obligor Payments

Ohio Child Support
Payment Central
P.O. Box 182372
Columbus, OH  432182372

Employer Payments

Ohio Child Support
Payment Central
P.O. Box 182394
Columbus, OH  432182394
 

 

Other Ohio County CSEA Offices
  1 - Adams   2 - Allen   3 - Ashland   4 - Ashtabula   5 - Athens   6 - Auglaize
  7 - Belmont   8 - Brown   9 - Butler 10 - Carroll 11 - Champaign 12 - Clark
13 - Clermont 14 - Clinton 15 - Columbiana 16 - Coshocton 17 - Crawford 18 - Cuyahoga
19 - Darke 20 - Defiance 21 - Delaware 22 - Erie 23 - Fairfield 24 - Fayette
25 - Franklin 26 - Fulton 27 - Gallia 28 - Geauga 29 - Greene 30 - Guernsey
31 - Hamilton 32 - Hancock 33 - Hardin 34 - Harrison 35 - Henry 36 - Highland
37 - Hocking 38 - Holmes 39 - Huron 40 - Jackson 41 - Jefferson 42 - Knox
43 - Lake 44 - Lawrence 45 - Licking 46 - Logan 47 - Lorain 48 - Lucas
49 - Madison 50 - Mahoning 51 - Marion 52 - Medina 53 - Meigs 54 - Mercer
55 - Miami 56 - Monroe 57 - Montgomery 58 - Morgan 59 - Morrow 60 - Muskingum
61 - Noble 62 - Ottawa 63 - Paulding 64 - Perry 65 - Pickaway 66 - Pike
67 - Portage 68 - Preble 69 - Putnam 70 - Richland 71 - Ross 72 - Sandusky
73 - Scioto 74 - Seneca 75 - Shelby 76 - Stark 77 - Summit 78 - Trumbull
79 - Tuscarawas 80 - Union 81 - Van Wert 82 - Vinton 83 - Warren 84 - Washington
85 - Wayne 86 - Williams 87 - Wood 88 - Wyandot    

      
 

 

 

 

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