Hours for Child Support Office are from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.  NO EXCEPTIONS AFTER 4:00 PM (MONDAY - FRIDAY).

Introduction

The Vanderburgh County Clerk's Office is responsible under Indiana law for the collection of child support payments ordered paid through this office by the Vanderburgh County Courts. While the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office or private counsel may pursue enforcement of child support orders, this office receives, disburses, and accounts for the payments. We currently service nearly 29,700 accounts each involving at least three people: two parents and a child. At a minimum, we touch about 89,100 lives through the course of our daily work.

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The explosion in child support accounts and transactions over the past decade requires us to employ the advantages of technology to continue providing an efficient and viable means of accounting for child support monies for the courts and the parties. It is also imperative that we forge relationships with all clients of the Child Support Division so we can continue to insure that court-ordered obligations are satisfied and our goal of serving children first can be realized.

PAYMENT METHODS

We receive monies from "payors" through various means. Some are ordered to pay weekly or bi-weekly, while others submit payments semi-monthly or even monthly. We receive monies from these payors through a variety of payment methods including:

  • Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) debited from the payor's checking or savings account.

  • Direct payment at our child support office located in the Courts Building (Room 216-1)
  • Wage assignments directly from an employer.     
  • Pay at any German American Bank.
  • Pay by personal check, money order, cashier check, certified check, or  mail to the Indiana State Central Collection Unit.

In addition to receiving monies through a variety of manual, automated, and technologically advanced means, the Clerk's Office disburses monies through three methods: issuance of a check (draft), direct deposit, and CAA card through the state. Based on federal and state law, disbursements for some recipients who have received or are receiving public assistance must be forwarded to the State of Indiana Division of Family and Social Services for further processing.  TOP

MAKING PAYMENTS

The Clerk will accept cash, debit card, or credit card (Visa or Mastercard) payments only for the payment of Child Support.   TOP

INDIANA STATE CENTRAL COLLECTION UNIT

Effective immediately, your Child Support payments are required to be mailed to the Indiana State Central Collection Unit (INSCCU) located in Indianapolis.  Recent amendments to State Law require this change (IC Code 31-16-9-1).  All personal checks, money orders, cashier checks or certified checks are to be directed to the INSCCU: PO Box 7130, Indianapolis, IN 46027-7130; along with the following information: your name, your address, your phone number, your social security number, name of the custodial party, ISETS case number, court case number and the amount of payment. Remittance form can be found at www.INSCCU.com.  The local clerk's office will continue to take in cash payments.  TOP

TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT CHANGES IN SUPPORT AMOUNT

In many cases, the Child Support guidelines and court orders may allow for a temporary change in child support payment amounts (e.g. summer visitation with the non-custodial parent may reduce the support obligation). In other cases, permanent changes may result from a modification of the child support order. If there is a modification in your support order, you need to make sure the Clerk's Office is aware of the modification so your money can be disbursed properly.  TOP

CRITICAL ACCOUNT INFORMATION: Where do you live?

Of critical importance to the Vanderburgh County Clerk's Child Support Division is information needed to properly receive child support payments and disburse them to the recipient. The Clerk's Office needs the name, current address, and social security number of the payor and the recipient. Without basic account information about the payor and recipient, we may be unable to properly credit payment to an account or disburse it to the intended recipient. Of course, any change in address for either party should also be reported to the Child Support Division to insure the proper posting and disbursement of payments. In addition to the obvious need of this information for the disbursement of support to recipients, the information is needed for all payors who receive mailings from this office (e.g. docket fee payment notices, etc.).  TOP

CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT HISTORIES AVAILABLE

Child support payment histories may be obtained by the parties at the Child Support Division located in Room 216-1 of the Courts Building, 825 E. Sycamore, Evansville, IN 47708. There is a $1.00 fee for each year of payments you are requesting. However, payors and recipients can also access the automated telephone system at (800) 840-8757 to verify recent payments, disbursements, and court order information.  TOP

ANNUAL DOCKET FEE DUE MAY 30th

Under Indiana Law (IC 33-37-5-6 and IC 31-16-15), the Annual Support Fee (ASFE) for your Child Support case(s) for calendar year 2008 will be $55.00 per case.  The fee helps cover the cost of servicing the payment account.  Payments for this fee, should be paid y the end of February, but due by May 30th.  TOP

Last updated: 4/9/2013 2:54:06 PM
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