Child Support Enforcement

The mission of the Colorado Child Support Enforcement (CSE) Program is to assure that all children receive financial and medical support from both parents. This is accomplished by locating each parent, establishing paternity and support obligations, and enforcing those obligations.

The CSE Program puts children first by helping both parents assume responsibility for the economic and social well-being, health, and stability of their children. We recognize that children benefit from positive, ongoing relationships with both parents.

Visit the Colorado Division of CSE website for information about how to start a case, how support payments are calculated, making and receiving payments, and other helpful information.

Start a CSE Case
Obtain and complete an application. Applications can be:
  • Mailed to you  by calling 970-725-3331 to provide a mailing address
  • Found online
  • Picked up in person at:
    620 Hemlock St.
    Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
Requirements
  • There will be a one-time $20 application fee. If you receive Colorado Works / Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), you will be automatically referred to the CSE office and will not be required to pay an application fee.
  • Return the completed application and all required documents to our office either in person or by mail. Applications may be delayed if you do not provide the necessary documents, which include:
    • Copies of state issued birth certificates for all children.
    • Copies of Social Security cards for all children.
    • Copy of your ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID, etc.).
    • A photograph of the other parent, if available (this will be returned to you).
    • Verification of your income (pay stubs, tax return, etc.).
    • Copy of a marriage certificate (if applicable).
    • Copies of any court orders signed by a judge or magistrate (examples include; petition and/or divorce decree, separation agreement, paternity orders, certified copy of child and/or spousal support order, order of allocation of parental rights, order terminating parental rights, etc.).

What if I am not sure of my child’s paternity?
The Grand County Child Support Enforcement (CSE) office can perform genetic testing. If paternity is established by our office, a CSE case will automatically be started and enforced. If you do not wish to use our office we can refer you to an outside agency that performs genetic testing.

Family Support Registry:
Click here for helpful information about the Family Support Registry (FSR)

Contact information for the Colorado Family Support Registry (FSR)
FSR Customer Service Department
Metro Denver: 303-299-9123
Nationwide: 1-800-374-6558
E-mail: fsrcustomerservice@state.co.us
Hours: 8 am – 6 pm, Mountain Time

Mail payments to: Family Support Registry
PO Box 2171
Denver, CO 80201-2171

Courier Services and Overnight Express payments can be sent to:
Family Support Registry
PMB 262
1550 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202-1610