Locations/Contact Us


1-866-901-3212

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



Office hours: Monday to Thursday 7 AM to 5 PM 

*** Offices closed on Friday ***

Walk-ins welcome!

Santa Barbara

4 Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
FAX: (805) 568-2387
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Santa Maria

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

August is Child Support Awareness Month!!

All 50 states celebrate August as Child Support Awareness Month, and this year the California Department of Child Support Services honors those parents who make the effort to be an exceptional example in the lives of their children with the theme: GIVE THEM SOMETHING GREAT TO IMITATE.

New Way to Pay

Now you can make your payment at our convenient Touch Pay Kiosk in each office. You can pay with cash, credit card, debit card, or your checking account. This is just one of  many flexible and convenient payment options available to you.  

Welcome

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

VIOLA - Dec 2015

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

Interim Director

Santa Barbara County Child Support Services