Harris County Child Support Laws

Harris County Child Support
Residents of Harris County, Texas who are receiving child support payments will likely work with the Harris County Office. This agency is a court registry that receives and disburses child support payments that are processed through this office.

Applying For Child Support
The Child Support office is not a child support enforcement agency.  Therefore, it does not have the necessary paperwork to establish a child support order. If you are interested in applying for child support services, you can hire an attorney, ask the Attorney General for representation, contact the Harris County Domestic Relations Office or prepare your own petition for child support. The Harris County Law Library, located at 1019 Congress, 17th floor, Houston, Texas 77002, has all of the necessary information for preparing a child support petition.

Once a child support has been ordered, you will need to contact the Child Support office in order to set up an account. You must fill out and submit either a Child Support Information Sheet or a copy of the court order in order to process your request. There are no fees for establishing a case with the Harris County Child Support Office.

The child support office is not a child support enforcement agency. Therefore, they do not have the authority to enforce child support or track child support payments. The child support office in Harris County is located at the following address:

Family Law Building
1115 Congress, Room 10
Houston, Texas 77002

Making Child Support Payments
Income withholding is processed through the Family Intake Section of the Harris County District Clerk's Office. There is a one-time $15 fee to initiate this service. This office accepts cash, cashier's checks, credit cards, or money orders, but they do accept personal checks. If the non-custodial parent changes employment, a new wage-withholding request must be filled out. The following is the contact information for the Family Intake Section:

Mailing Address
Harris County District Clerk’s Office
P.O Box 4651
Houston, TX 77210

Physical Address
1115 Congress, Room 23
Houston, TX 77002

Phone
713-755-5750

If you wish to terminate a wage-withholding order, you can learn how to prepare your own termination order by visiting the Harris County Law Library.  You can also contact a private attorney or the Harris County Domestic Relations Office to assist you in preparing this order.

In Person
Individuals interested in making child support payments in person, can deliver their payments to:

1115 Congress, Room 10
Houston, Texas 77002

Child support payment checks that are delivered in person should be made out to Harris County Child Support or HCCS.

By Mail
Individuals who wish to submit their child support payments by mail can send them to the Texas State Disbursement Unit.  Be sure that you include your cause number along with your payment to be sure that it is processed quickly.  Checks should be made out to the Texas State Disbursement Unit and mailed to the following location:

Texas State Disbursement Unit
PO Box 659791
San Antonio, Texas 78265

Processing Payments
Once payments are made or disbursed to the Harris County Child Support Office, they are generally processed within 48 hours.  Payments are sent out the next business day after they have been posted.  You can request a record of payment history from the Harris County Child Support Office. There are three ways you may obtain a payment history:
You can send a request that includes your cause number along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Harris County Child Support
1115 Congress, Room 10
Houston, TX 77002

You can request one in person at 1115 Congress, Room 10. You can pick up a payment history printout Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and  4:00 p.m. at the inquiry window. Or you can visit the Harris County Child Support Office’s website at: Harris County Child Support.

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Harris County Child Support Office

Family Law Building
1115 Congress, Room 10
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 713-755-6077
Fax: 713-755-4359
Hours: Monday-Friday   8:00 AM- 5:00 PM (Payments can be made from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Family Intake
PO BOX 4651
Houston, Texas
Phone: 713-755-5758
Hours: Monday-Friday   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Civil Intake
301 Fannin, Room 105
Houston, TX
Phone: 713-755-5711
Hours: Monday-Friday   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wage Assignment
Phone: 713-755-5750

Attorney General
1300 Main, Suite 1300
Houston, TX 7721
Phone: 713-243-7100
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 5:00 PM

Harris County Domestic Relations Office
Phone: 713-755-6757

Harris County Law Library
1019 Congress, 17th floor
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 713-755-5183

Houston Bar Association Legal Line
Phone: (713) 759-1133
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month
Monday-Friday
5:00 PM- 9:00 PM


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