Domestic Support

The child support division is the central governmental depository for child support and alimony payments. This office strictly handles payments to be made in Marion County. Effective 10/1/99, there was a change in Florida's Child Support Enforcement law as a result of both Federal and State mandates for the receipt and disbursement of support payments.

The Florida legislature passed Chapter 98-397, laws of Florida, (CS\CS\HB 271) which mandated the Department of Revenue to contract with the Florida Association of Court Clerks (FACC) and each depository to perform duties with respect to the operation and maintenance of a State Disbursement Unit (SDU). With the passage of Florida Statutes, section 61.1824, the Legislature established a centralized location for the collection and disbursement of child support payments known as the State of Florida Disbursement Unit (FLSDU). The FLSDU shall be responsible for the collection and disbursement of payments for Marion County.

Voice Response Unit
A Voice Response Unit (VRU) is available with basic payment information. The VRU also will allow you to speak with a customer service representative. The telephone number is 877-769-0251 (toll free), or Tallahassee area (850) 201-0140. The system will prompt you for your Social Security Number and Case Number. To use the system, you will need to ensure the Clerk of the Circuit Court has your correct Social Security Number. The case number must be entered as a nine digit number (example: case # 2003-59-DR is entered as 030000059).

If you have any questions about these procedures you can contact this office at (352) 401-6721 or the customer service representative at the State Disbursement Unit at the telephone number listed above.

Procedures for making payments to FLCDU
All child support and alimony payments for Marion County, Florida are to be sent to the Florida Central Disbursement Unit (CDU). The CDU will receive your payment and post it to the appropriate account. All payments must have the proper identification to be processed the same day that it is received.

All child support and alimony payments for Marion County, Florida are to be sent to the Florida Central Disbursement Unit (CDU). The CDU will receive your payment and post it to the appropriate account. All payments must have the proper identification to be processed the same day that it is received.

It is very important you include these items on the front of your check or money order, without this information payments cannot be processed!

Proper Identification means:

I.    Full name of person obligated to make the payment
II.   Social Security number of Obligor (Respondent, Payor)
III.  County name where your case is recorded (Marion County #42)
IV.   Child/alimony support case number (example: 00-000000-DR)
V.    Full name of the person to receive the payment

Payments are to be mailed to:

State of Florida Central Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 8500
Tallahassee, Florida 32314-8500

Additional payment methods:

MyFloridaCounty.com
MoneyGram/Amscot

Obligee (petitioner, payee) must keep the Clerk’s office informed of your current mailing address as checks are not forwarded. Also contact the Department of Revenue (Child Support Enforcement) at (352) 438-0907 or 1-850-488-5437 to update your address if your case is handled through them.

For basic payment information: State of Florida Central Disbursement Unit

1-877-769-0251 (automated, toll free line) the system will prompt you for your Social Security Number and Case Number. The case number must be entered in a nine digit format. (Example: Case # 2003-59-DR is entered as 030000059). To use the system, you will need to ensure the Clerk of Courts (Domestic Support) has your correct Social Security number on file.

If you have any questions about these procedures you can contact Domestic Support room # 105 in the Clerk’s office at (352) 401-6721.

** Regular payments are not accepted in Domestic Support in the Clerk’s office. We only accept court ordered purge payments.