Child Support Services

As the Contra Costa County agency responsible for establishing, collecting, and distributing child and medical support for minors, the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) is an important part of California's effort to nurture and protect children and to help them and their families achieve self-sufficiency.

We hope parents and guardians throughout Contra Costa County will find help through the resources provided here and through our office.

Did you know....

If you currently have an active case with the Department of Child Support Services, the Family Law Facilitator, an attorney of the Court who provides limited free legal assistance, is available in our office Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. No appointment is necessary.

Turbocourt

Open a child support case using TurboCourt.  TurboCourt guides you through the child support application, completes and (optionally) electronically submits your forms, and keeps you informed of your case's progress.

Customer Connect is a self-service automated system designed to answer your child support questions and provide specific case information, 24 hours a day. Have your social security number or participant ID and your personal identification number (PIN) ready.

Don't know your Participant ID? Forgot your PIN?  Call Customer Service at (866) 901-3212.