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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 responsible for creating child support payment accounts as they are ordered through the Family courts to make child support and/or medical 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


As a result of contractual agreements between the Office of the Attorney General and its vendor, we will no longer be able to process child support payments in cash at our location (201 Congress, Room 170) beginning November 1, 2015. For other payment options, please click here.

You may continue to send payments via mail:

  • Personal Checks

  • Cashier's Checks

  • Money Orders

  • 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.

    Child Support Payments

    Child Support Payment For other Child Support payment options, click here.

    Child Support General Information

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