The Montana Child Support Enforcement Division administers child support services in Montana.
In some cases, a non-custodial parent may be unwilling or unable to pay court ordered child support payments. In these situations, there are a number of actions that the Montana child support enforcement staff can use to enforce a child support order obligation.
These actions include, but are not limited to, income withholding, interception of federal and state income tax refunds, placement of liens on real and personal property, the seizure of cash assets, reporting arrearages to credit bureaus, and requesting the denial or suspension of the non-custodial parent’s passport or licenses such as his or her driver’s license, occupational license, or hunting license.
Employers play a vital role in assisting the Montana child support enforcement division in its efforts to locate non-custodial parents and enforce child support orders. As of October 1, 1997, Montana has established a New Hire Reporting Program that requires employers to assist in the state’s efforts to locate non-custodial parents by reporting information about recently hired employees.
The child support enforcement staff can then use the information to locate absent parents and collect child support payments. The information that must be reported applies only to employees hired or rehired on or after October 1, 1997. The information to be reported includes the name, address, and Social Security number of each new employee as well as his or her date of hire.
In addition, employers can assist child support collection efforts by deducting child support payments from a non-custodial parent’s paycheck as ordered by the court. An income withholding order allows child support payments to be automatically deducted from a non-custodial parent’s paycheck and transferred directly to Montana’s child support office for distribution to the custodial parent.
Contacting Montana's Child SupportCentral Offices
3075 North Montana Avenue
PO Box 202943
Helena , MT 59620-2943
The Montana child support enforcement staff members are also available through local regional offices. See the information below to determine which regional office serves your local area.
Great Falls MT 59405
Region 2 serves Blaine, Cascade, Chouteau, Glacier, Hill, Liberty, Pondera, Teton, and Toole counties.
Billings MT 59102
Region 3 serves Big Horn, Carbon, Carter, Custer, Daniels, Dawson , Fallon, Garfield , McCone, Musselshell, Petroleum, Phillips, Powder River, Prairie, Richland , Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sheridan , Treasure, Valley, Wibaux, and Yellowstone counties.
Butte MT 59701
Region 4 serves Beaverhead, Broadwater, Deer Lodge, Fergus, Gallatin , Golden Valley , Granite, Jefferson, Judith Basin , Lewis and Clark, Madison , Meagher, Park, Powell, Silver Bow, Stillwater , Sweetgrass, and Wheatland counties
Missoula MT 59808
Region 5 serves Flathead, Lake, Lincoln , Mineral, Missoula , Ravalli, and Sanders counties
Helena MT 59620-2943
Region 8 handles cases for children who live outside Montana.
The Montana child support enforcement staff can also work across state lines to ensure that child support is collected even if the non-custodial parent does not reside in Montana.
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