Child support enforcement
To enhance the quality of life for children by ensuring they receive the financial and medical support to which they are entitled.
Provide comprehensive services to families by locating parents, establishing paternity and support and enforcing parental obligations.
Garfield/Pitkin County Child Support Enforcement (CSEU) establishes and enforces child support court orders against non-custodial parents (parents who are out of the home) to help pay for the financial and medical support of their children. Child Support collections eliminate or reduce the need for public assistance and help to repay the public assistance fund.
Types of services
Locate non-custodial parents
Establish paternity orders (if necessary)
Establish orders for current monthly support to custodial parents
Establish orders for past due monthly support to the public
Establish orders for medical support
Review and adjustment of orders (modifications)
File actions to another state under the UIFSA statute
Enforce all of the above orders
Garfield/Pitkin County custodial parents receiving public assistance (Colorado Works, TANF, or Medicaid) are automatically eligible for child support enforcement services at no fee. When custodial parents terminate from public assistance, the child support enforcement unit will continue to collect all current and past due money owed to the custodial parent. Current child support is collected until the child turns 19 years of age (or the custodial parent asks CSEU to stop); and CSE will continue to collect any money still owed to the Colorado public assistance fund or arrears owed to a custodial parent.
Garfield/Pitkin County custodial parents not receiving public assistance may apply for child support enforcement services to establish and enforce child support orders (whether the order was entered in the State of Colorado or not) for a one-time fee of $20.
Garfield / Pitkin County Child Support Enforcement Unit
108 8th Street, Ste 300
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 945-9191 x 7300
195 W. 14th Street
Rifle, CO 81650
(970) 625-5282 x 7300
Child support payments need to be made to the Family Support Registry (FSR), PO Box 2171, Denver, CO 80201-2171; include your FSR account number. If you need information on other payment methods such as Western Union or direct withdrawal, you may call them at 1-800-374-6558 to have them send forms to you.
Child support payments may also be made in the Glenwood Springs CSEU office located at 108 8th St., Ste 300, Glenwood Springs, CO or Rifle CSEU office, 195 W. 14th St., Rifle, CO during office hours 9 am - 4 pm and other payment information may be provided to you in either office.
For more information you can log onto the website at www.childsupport.state.co.us