The Wake County Child Support Office assists parents and caregivers of minor children in the location of non-custodial parents, the establishment of paternity for children born outside of marriage, and the establishment of medical and cash support obligations. Our services also include the collection and distribution of child support payments, and the enforcement and modification of support obligations.

Our vision is to serve the community by helping families achieve economic self-sufficiency through the consistent collection of support and helping to eliminate barriers that prevent the payment of support.

Our office wants both parent and child to have the assurance that children will receive the financial support they need. We also emphasize that children benefit when both parents are involved in their lives. From July 2018–June 2019, the Wake Child Support office:

  • Established 1,554 cash and or medical child support orders;
  • Made 787 paternity determinations; and
  • Collected $48.920 million.

99% of the amount collected was paid directly to parents and custodians providing care to minor children. This achievement demonstrates our commitment to families and children.

Applying for services, making a payment, or checking on the status of your case?
Visit the NC Child Support Services website.