Applying for Child Support Services

Counting Down to a New Online Application

 Virtual Interactive OnLine Application

VIOLA Arrives on December 7, 2015

Complete online in 20 minutes or more, depending on the services you request.

Questions are tailored to you, based on your initial responses.

Start now and finish later. Edit saved changes anytime for up to 60 days.

Apply from any computerized device.

You are the only one who can see your application until you click submit.

You will always know where you are with the Progress Summary.

Information icons and an FAQ page help you along the way.

Apply online using the current online application before December 6 or start over with our new online application coming December 7.

Paper applications are still available in multiple languages, below and at your
local child support agency.


Child support program services are delivered through 51 local child support agencies. The following services are available:

  • Locating a parent
  • Establishing paternity
  • Establishing, modifying and enforcing a court order for child support
  • Establishing, modifying and enforcing an order for health insurance coverage

To apply for services, complete the Application for Child Support Services Packet and return it to the county child support agency in your area. Completed applications must be received by the local child support agency in your area to be processed. Applications are also available on a walk-in basis at local child support agency offices.

Individuals currently receiving CalWORKS are automatically referred to their local child support agency for services. If you are a CalWORKS beneficiary and have questions about your case, please contact your local child support agency.

Application for Child Support Services Packet

FS-CSS-002: Self Service Application for Support Services Packet 

The following forms are included in the application packet: