The Office of Child Support Services, a division of the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office, enforces all child support cases on behalf of children and families living in Chatham County. In 2012, this division collected more than $30.7 million dollars in child support payments. The Child Support Services director is David Lowe.
Child Support Services staff, including investigators and prosecutors, work diligently to provide quality services to child support customers, which includes:
- Locating non-custodial parent
- Establishing court orders for child support
- Enforcing court orders for child support, including prosecution
- Collecting and distributing child support funds
Office of Child Support Services
222 West Oglethorpe Ave.
(Entrance is on Jefferson St.)
Savannah, GA 31401
Hours of Operation:
8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays.
The Child Support Office also provides the ability to pay funds immediately via cash, or credit card. The payment kiosk at 222 W. Oglethorpe is the first of its kind in the nation, and payments made through this kiosk are credited immediately, versus having to utilize the US Mail.
Information on child support accounts and child support cases can be obtained through the following numbers:
- Child Support Contact Center (877) 423-4746
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Search the Chatham County Child Support Database:
- See which individuals have not been paying their assigned amounts
- Determine how much each person owes
For more information and to register to open an account online, visit: www.georgia.gov (client ID number is required for registration).
The following enforcement action can be taken to ensure that non-custodial parents comply with child support orders:
- Registration denial
- Driver’s license suspension
- Vehicle liens
- Contempt charges
- Bank account seizure
Child Support petitions are now filed electronically to improve the processing time for courts cases against non-compliant parents.
Attention Custodial Parents:
Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040, if you are aware of a non-custodial parent who is working and not paying taxes! It's Federal Law! No Excuses for Failure to Pay!