You can apply for child support services in several ways — but applying online is the fastest, easiest method.
What to Expect from the Application
To open a child support case in Texas, you'll need to provide information about yourself and the other parent.
- Important: It can take up to 60 minutes to complete the online application, so give yourself plenty of time. If you don't complete your application in one session, you will need to start again from the beginning.
Please provide as much information as you can about you, the other parent and your child(ren). The more we know, the better we can serve you.
Examples of information to provide:
- Social Security number
- Driver's License number
- Phone number
- Employment history
- Alternative contact information
- Attorney information (if you have one representing you)
Apply Online Now
To open a child support case, use our online system, Child Support Interactive.
Other Ways to Apply for Child Support Services
Apply by Mail
If you cannot apply online, you can request a physical application from the Child Support Division. Keep in mind, mailed applications take longer to process than online applications.