Locations/Contact Us


Call Center hours: Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

Office hours: Monday to Thursday 7 AM to 5 PM 

*** Offices closed on Friday ***

Walk-ins welcome!

Santa Barbara

260 N San Antonio Rd Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
FAX: (805) 568-2387
[ MAP/Driving Directions ]

Santa Maria

201 S. Miller Street, Suite 206
Santa Maria, CA 93454
FAX: (805) 346-7492
[ MAP/Driving Directions ]

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve children and their families by establishing parentage and enforcing support orders in a fair and equitable manner.

Current News and Events

August is Child Support Awareness Month! Our department will have outposts at our local libraries this month. Stop by with any questions you may have about the child support process.

8/7 10am - 2pm Santa Maria Public Library

8/8 10:30am - 1:30pm Santa Barbara Public Library

8/10 1pm - 4pm Lompoc Public Library

8/14 10am - 2pm Santa Maria Public Library

8/15 12pm - 4pm Eastside Public Library

8/22 12on - 4pm  Carpinteria Public Library


Welcome to the Child Support Services of Santa Barbara County website.

What we do:

  • Establish parentage
  • Locate a parent
  • Establish, modify and enforce a court order for child support
  • Collect and distribute child support payments
  • Establish and enforce medical support orders

VIOLA - Dec 2015

Director's Corner

Kelly McLaughlinDo you know someone who needs our services but can't communicate in English or Spanish? If they contact Child Support by telephone or in person and tell us what language they speak, we can help them -- with translation assistance from our language line. Through this contracted service, we have access to 200 different languages, and we'll do our best to reach across any barriers to provide assistance in DNA testing, parent location, and/or establishing court orders for financial and medical support. And if you speak English or Spanish, our fully bilingual staff is always ready to assist you, without the need of translation. We hope to work with you to make a difference in the life of your chil

Kelly McLaughlin

Santa Barbara County Child Support Director