North Dakota Child Support Law

Understanding Child Support In Your State

Enforcing North Dakota Child Support
There are several methods that can be utilized by a non-custodial parent to pay his or her child support obligation. These methods include paying by check, income withholding, or automatic withdrawal. Of these, income withholding is the method most preferred by North Dakota Child Support Law and Enforcement Office. Income withholding means that child support payments can be deducted automatically by an employer from the non-custodial parent’s paycheck, just as taxes are deducted.

These funds can then be sent directly to the North Dakota State Disbursement Unit. In order to offset any of the costs incurred through this method, employers may deduct an additional $3 per month from the non-custodial parent’s paycheck.

If the income withholding method is not available (because the non-custodial parent is unemployed) or if the method is insufficient, the automatic withdrawal method can be used to collect funds from the non-custodial parent’s bank account.

In addition, the state can utilize a variety of enforcement methods to collect child support payments that are late or in arrears. These methods include wage garnishment, credit bureau reporting, license suspension (including driver’s, recreational, and occupational licenses), passport denial, liens on personal property, tax refund interception, and criminal prosecution. As of January 1, 2004, child support payments that are late will also accrue interest charges.

Reviewing North Dakota Child Support Law
If it has been at least three years since the child support order was reviewed or established, you can request a review from your Regional Child Support Enforcement Unit. A child support order review may be requested by either parent by writing to the Regional Child Support Enforcement Unit.

Accessing Information on North Dakota Child Support Law
North Dakota maintains an online database of case specific child support information. By completing a registration process using your State of North Dakota Login ID, Child Support Authorization Code, and Social Security number, you can access information about your case online.

Another method you can use to obtain instant information about your child support case is to contact North Dakota’s Interactive Voice Response system (IVR). This automated service can help answer many questions that you may have about your case. You can contact the IVR at (800) 231-4255 or (701) 328-5440.

Contacting North Dakota’s Regional Child Support Office
Here is the direct contact information for the staff at the Child Support Enforcement office:

Child Support Laws and Enforcement Division
North Dakota Department of Human Services
1600 E. Century Avenue, Suite 7
P.O. Box 7190
Bismarck, ND 58507-7190
Phone: (701) 328-3582
TTY: (800) 366-6888
Fax: (701) 328-6575

North Dakota Child Support law and Regional Enforcement Units
There are eight Regional Child Support Enforcement offices in the state of North Dakota. These offices are located in Williston, Dickinson, Minot, Bismarck, Devils Lake, Jamestown, Grand Forks, and Fargo. These offices serve the following counties:

Williston: Divide, Williams, McKenzie
Regional Child Support Enforcement Unit
PO Box 2047
Williston, ND 58802-2047

Dickinson: Golden Valley, Billings, Dunn, Stark, Slope,
Hettinger, Bowman, Adams
Southwest Area Child Support Enforcement Unit
135 Sims Street #202
Dickinson, ND 58601-5141

Minot: Bottineau, Burke, McHenry, Mountrail, Pierce,
Renville, Ward
Regional Child Support Enforcement Unit
PO Box 2249
Minot, ND 58702-2249

Bismarck: Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, McLean,
Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan, Sioux
Regional Child Support Enforcement Unit
PO Box 5518
Bismarck, ND 58502

Devils Lake: Benson, Cavalier, Eddy, Ramsey, Rolette, Towner
Lake Region Child Support Enforcement Unit
206 5th Street NE
Devils Lake, ND 58301

Jamestown: Barnes, Dickey, Foster, Griggs, LaMoure, Logan,
McIntosh, Stutsman, Wells
Regional Child Support Enforcement Unit
804 13th Street NE
PO Box 427
Jamestown, ND 58402-0427

Grand Forks: Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina, Walsh
Regional Child Support Unit
Mailing Address:
PO Box 5756
Grand Forks, ND 58206-5756
Street Address:
151 S. 4th Street, Suite N101
Grand Forks, ND 58206-5756

Fargo: Cass, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele, Traill
Southeast Regional Child Support Enforcement Unit
PO Box 2806
Fargo, ND 58108

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