Child Support Services

Child Support Services


Child Support Enforcement promotes parental responsibility by locating non-custodial parents, establishing paternity, support and medical obligations, enforcing existing child support orders, collection/distribution of child support payments, and assisting non-custodial parents in becoming self-sufficient.


• Location of non-custodial parents and their assets

• Paternity establishment for children born outside of marriage

• Establishment of support obligations

• Collection and distribution of support payments

• Enforcement of support obligations


Services are available to any parent or legal guardian responsible for a child, regardless of income. Families who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and certain Medicaid Programs are automatically referred to the local child support enforcement office. TANF or Medicaid recipients who fail to cooperate with Child Support may lose benefits.  Cooperation with efforts to pursue paternity and support is required as a condition of eligibility for public assistance.

Non- public assistance persons may apply for services by completing an application and paying an application fee of $10 or $25, based on income, at a local child support enforcement agency.


Child Support applicants may apply at 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Friday.

You may call 252-431-1200 (ext. 3226) to request an application be mailed to you, come to the office and make an application or download an application on-line (see below).  Completed applications should be returned to Vance County DSS, Child Support Enforcement, 350 Ruin Creek Rd, Henderson, NC  27536.  At this time we are unable to accept faxed or on-line applications.

Vicky Cox

Child Support Enforcement Supervisor
Office:  252-431-1200 (ext. 3229), Fax: 252-438-5997

Apply for Child Support:  You may download an application here:  (Click on CSE application – Spanish and English versions)

You may use the Vance County DSS 24/7 Drop Box located at the Main Entrance instead of mailing information.

Child Support collections website:  (Go to map and click on Parents)

Address for payments:    NC Child Support Centralized Collections
PO Box 900006
Raleigh, NC  27675-0577
Telephone:  1-800-992-9457

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