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Child Support Office:

Civil Courthouse
201 Caroline, Room 110
Houston, TX 77002
Map of Downtown

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: 713-755-7300
Fax: 713-755-4359

Mailing Address:

Harris County District Clerk
P.O. Box 4651
Houston, Texas 77210

For more helpful information regarding Child Support, review our Frequently Asked Questions or e-mail us.

Child Support

Harris County Child Support is a registry responsible for receipting child support payments made through our office. Our caseload is composed of all Harris County cases (causes) heard in the Family Courts that establish paternity and order child support payments through the Texas Child Support Disbursement Unit. We are here to assist the community by providing the necessary support to address all general child support concerns.

Payment Options

*Option to perform from home computer.

By Mail:

  • Personal checks
  • Cashier's checks
  • Money orders
  • Company checks

All mailed payments should be made payable to TXCSDU and mailed to the following address.

Texas Child Support Disbursement Unit
PO Box 659791
San Antonio, Texas 78265-9791

Note: All payments must have your case (cause) number listed. If a case (cause) number is not provided, it will delay the processing of the payment or it may be returned to you for additional information.

Payment History

To view and/or print an uncertified Harris County Child Support payment history, go to Child Support Payments and enter your Harris County case (cause) number.

To request a certified copy of the Harris County Child Support payment history, please complete the Payment History Request form and then mail, fax, or e-mail it to our office.

Focus on Collections and Services (FOCAS)

FOCAS is a monitoring and enforcement program provided by the District Clerk’s Office in collaboration with the Domestic Relations Office and the Attorney General's Office to ensure timely receipt and disbursement of child support payments.

Legal Advice

The District Clerk’s Office cannot dispense legal advice or carry forms to file a case (cause) in the Family District Courts. However, there are different options and alternatives you can use to seek legal advice:

  • The Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program provides services free of charge. See below for more information:
    • Located in the basement of the Family Law Center
    • Open Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Operates on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • The Harris County Domestic Relations Office provides legal representation for parents seeking to establish, enforce or terminate child support and/or visitation.
  • Office of the Attorney General provides parents with a full range of child support services at no cost.
  • Contact a private attorney. For assistance in locating an attorney, contact the State Bar of Texas.

Wage Withholding

Child Support Information to begin or terminate child support wage withholding is at your fingertips.

Texas Debit Card

Texas Debit Card Find out more about the benefits of obtaining the Texas Debit Card. Receiving your child support payment has never been easier.

Child Support General Information

Child Support General Information For more information about child support visit our General Information section.