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What is the Child Support Case Registry?

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The Child Support Case Registry is a national database that, among other things, is used to locate absent parents. The Child Support Case Registry form that both parents must complete and file will not be put into the court file. Instead, the form will be sent to the State of California and kept in a confidential file there.

If the court has been asked to order a parent to make child support payments:

BOTH parents must fill out and file a:

  • Child Support Case Registry (Form FL-191) Opens new window
  • The parent asking the court to order child support must deliver to the court clerk a completed Registry Form FL-191 along with their request for the court order.
  • The other parent must file the form within 10 days after he or she received the support order.

If the Department of Child Support Services is involved in your case:

You must keep the court or the local child support agency informed of any changes in your address or phone number. If any of your contact information changes, you must get a new copy of the Child Support Case Registry (Form FL-191),
fill it out, and deliver it to the court or local child support agency within 10 days of the change.

For information about where to find the Child Support Agency (DCSS) in Contra Costa County, click hereOpens new window

 

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