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Oklahoma Child Support Enforcement
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state administering agency for Oklahoma’s Child Support Enforcement program. Fourteen District Attorneys contract with the DHS to provide child support enforcement services. The DAC assists in the administration of these cooperative agreements. Moreover, DAC’s General Counsel serves as a liaison between district attorney child support enforcement offices and the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
Services Which Child Support Offices Can Provide
Child Support Enforcement Offices (CSE) are here to help children get the support they need. They understand the financial burden on a parent when child support is not provided.
When a child does not receive financial support from one or both parents, CSE Offices can:
Services Which Child Support Offices Cannot Provide
CSE Offices cannot establish or enforce visitation or custody rights. They cannot enforce alimony obligations unless current child support is also being enforced for a minor child. In addition, CSE Offices do not provide any services for cases where the child support payments are paid through the Oklahoma Centralized Support Registry and there is not an open case with the Child Support Enforcement Division.
Additional Information or Assistance
To obtain assistance via telephone, please call the Customer Assistance Response Effort (CARE) Call Center. The CARE Call Center was instituted to receive and more effectively respond to telephone inquiries. The majority of county offices are covered by the CARE Call Center. For the Oklahoma City metro area only call 522-CARE (522-2273). Tulsa metro area only should call 295-3500. All other areas call toll free 1-800-522-2922. Phone and Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
For more detailed information regarding Oklahoma’s Child Support Enforcement Program go to www.okdhs.org/childsupport/.
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