Enforcing a Child Support Order

Collecting Child Support in Washington County


Most obligor's pay their child support obligation as ordered. However, when an obligor is not paying child support, the child support office is able to use certain enforcement remedies to encourage parents to pay. Specific criteria must be met before the enforcement action can be taken.

Automatic income withholding may help prevent other enforcement actions from becoming necessary. The purpose of strong enforcement activities is not to penalize obligors but to stress the importance of paying support.

Methods of Collections


Choose from the list below for more information about Washington County's methods of child support enforcement.