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80 E. Fulton Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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(614) 525-3275
(614) 525-6409
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(614) 525-7697


Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m

Payment window closes at 4:30 p.m.

Call Center Closes at 4:45 p.m.

Our Mission

The mission of the Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) is to provide for the establishment and enforcement of child support orders to enhance the economic security and health insurance protection for the children and families of Franklin County.

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Latest News

Be All the Dad You Can Be

The Columbus Urban League has sponsored its Father 2 Father program since 2008. This highly successful program teaches Fathers how to be nurturing, responsible dads who are involved and committed to their child's future. The program links Fathers with many community resources, including employment and assistance with child visitation and custody matters if needed. The Franklin County Child Support Agency is proud of its seven-year ongoing collaboration with the Urban League.

Father Factor @ Action for Children

Columbus Action for Children sponsors the Father Factor program to assist men who are non-custodial parents to improve their parenting skills. In addition, assistance with visitation and child support questions is also provided. See the flyer for more information about this program.

MoneyGram: A New Way to Make Support Payments

Parents who pay child support now have the option of making a cash payment at any of the 41,000 U.S. MoneyGram locations.
(See MoneyGram Locations.)

MoneyGram bill payment is available in Ohio at Walmart and CVS pharmacy stores, among other locations.

The fee to make a cash MoneyGram child support payment is $3.99 per transaction.
Please see the attached flyer for more information.

To make a payment, you will need to know your child support case number (the SETS number)
and your support order number.
If you don't know your case number, please contact us at:
614-525-3275 or via our Customer Assistance Form.

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Custodial Parent Rights and Responsibilities

As the custodial parent, you have a right to 

  • Establish legal paternity.
  • Financial support from the other parent for minor children who live with you.
  • Medical insurance for your children as determined by the court order.
  • ...and more!

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