Make a Payment

If the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) becomes involved with the enforcement of your court ordered support, you will be required to make your payments to the Arizona Centralized State Disbursement Unit (SDU), the Arizona Support Payment Clearinghouse.

Federal law requires each state to operate a centralized state disbursement unit (SDU). The Arizona SDU processes payments for both Title IV-D and Non Title IV-D cases in Arizona and is Arizona's centralized collection and disbursement unit for processing child support and maintenance payments.

The Arizona SDU is responsible for activities associated with payment processing only, such as:

  • Payment Posting 
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) 
  • Disbursement of Funds 
  • Non-Sufficient Funds Processing 

 Making Payments:

To learn about how to make a payment, how to set up automatic payments, process electronic fund transfers, etc., click on the appropriate category. I am a


If you are already familiar with our payment options and would like to make a child support payment, you can select from the options listed below:

Child Support Payment Options
Option  Used By  Link  Pay With  Fees 


  InternetExternal Link Icon

By Phone:

In the Office 
 Bank Account

Visa, MasterCard (M/C),

Debit Card
(w Visa or M/C logo)
e-childsPay   Noncustodial
InternetExternal Link Icon  Visa, M/C, Discover  Fees vary based on the amount of the transaction and the type of card used  
ExpertPay   Noncustodial
Parents and
InternetExternal Link Icon   Automatic Bank
Account Withdrawal
 $2.50 Registration Fee
(one time only) 

 Missing/Lost Checks Sent to the Clearinghouse for Cases Enforced by DCSS

If your case is being enforced by DCSS, and you have reason to believe that a payment is missing or lost, you may contact Customer Service for assistance at 602-252-4045.

The Arizona SDU needs the following information to search for a payment you believe was lost:

  • Payment check number 
  • Payment check amount 
  • Date check cleared the bank 
  • Employee name 
  • Payer / Employee identifying information that may have been included with the payment; such as social security number   
  • A copy of the front and back of the check 

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