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In Ohio, the Child Support Program is state supervised and county administered.

Lake County Child Support Payments And Contact Information

Employers Mail Payments to:

Ohio Child Support Payment Central

P.O. Box 182394
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2394

Employers can also set up ACH Debit or EFT/EDI payments at: https://oh.smartchildsupport.com

Individual Obligors Mail Payments to:

Ohio Child Support Payment Central

P.O. Box 182372
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2372

Checks and money orders must include Obligor’s name, social security number, docket number, and SETS case number.

Credit/Debit Card Payment

Obligors can make credit card payments by calling (1-888-965-2676) and selecting option 5 or visiting https://oh.smartchildsupport.com.

There are no fees for credit cards payments.

Payments can also be made through www.ExpertPay.com and  www.e-ChildsPay.com
Fees apply.  Please see their website for details.

Recoupment accounts can be paid on any site using the recoupment account number.

Cash Payment

Lake County Treasurer’s Office
105 Main Street
Painesville, Ohio

Moneygram Payments

CVS, Walmart, Advance America, Ace Cash Express

State Code is 14674

Or go to:

www.moneygram.com

  • Click on Pay Bills then
  • Click on Child Support Link
  • Fees apply

Send Correspondence to:

Lake County Department of Job and Family Services
Child Support Enforcement Division

177 Main Street
Painesville, Ohio  44077

Voice Response Unit Payment Line: 1-800-860-2555

To view and print account information, go to

Child Support Customer Service Web Portal at:
http://jfs.ohio.gov/OCS/index.stm