Locations/Contact Us


Masks are required and you must maintain social distancing when you visit the office. 

Documents can be submitted electronically via FAX at (805) 346-7492 or by EMAIL: childsupport@co.santa-barbara.ca.us

Online Inquiry: https://www.cse.gov/CustomerConnect/login

Customer Service  (866) 901-3212

Call Center hours: Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

Santa Barbara

260 N San Antonio Rd Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

PHONE (805) 568-2451 

FAX: (805) 346-7492 
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Santa Maria

201 S. Miller Street, Suite 206
Santa Maria, CA 93454

PHONE; (805) 346-1409 and (805) 346-1408 

FAX: (805) 346-7492
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Our Mission

Our mission is to serve children and their families by establishing parentage and enforcing support orders in a fair and equitable manner.

Current News and Events

Our office will be closed on Monday, January 17th  in observation of Martin Luther King Jr Day. Our offices will reopen Tuesday, January 18th at 7 am. 

Starting January 1, 2022, if you receive cash assistance for your child or children through the CalWORKs program, the amount of the current month's child support payment that is "passed through" to you may change from $50 up to $100 if you have one child, and up to $200 if you have two or more children living in the home. This is because the law that covers this "pass-through" has permanently changed.

For more information visit childsupport.ca.gov/faq


Welcome to the Child Support Services of Santa Barbara County website.

What we do:

  • Establish parentage
  • Locate a parent
  • Establish, modify and enforce a court order for child support
  • Collect and distribute child support payments
  • Establish and enforce medical support orders

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Director's Corner

Joni Maiden

Do you know someone who needs our services but can't communicate in English or Spanish? If they contact Child Support by telephone or in person and tell us what language they speak, we can help them -- with translation assistance from our language line. Through this contracted service, we have access to 200 different languages, and we'll do our best to reach across any barriers to provide assistance in DNA testing, parent location, and/or establishing court orders for financial and medical support. And if you speak English or Spanish, our fully bilingual staff is always ready to assist you, without the need of translation. We hope to work with you to make a difference in the life of your child.

Joni Maiden, MPA


Santa Barbara County Child Support Services