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Child support and medical support payments should be paid according to your court order in regards to the due date and the place of payment. All child support payments should go to the State Disbursement Unit (SDU). Please send these types of payments to:

Texas State Disbursement Unit
PO Box 659791
San Antonio, Texas 78265-9791

If child support payments are not paid on time they begin to accrue interest.

NEW! Medical Expenses Itemization Sheet

To calculate child support, use one of the following calculators:

Automatic Child Support Enforcement

To apply for automatic child support enforcement, click here to complete the Record of Support Order Form.

Submit the form:

  • In Person - in our office located at 1010 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701.
    • Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • By Mail - Mail the completed form to the Domestic Relations Office, P.O. 1495, Austin, TX 78767.
  • Email - [email protected]

Receiving Payments

How can I start receiving my child and medical support?

You must have a court order from a divorce, a paternity establishment or other family litigation before you can receive child and medical support. If you have a Travis County court order and you are not receiving your child and/or medical support, and:

  • The date on your original order is before 7/1/09, you can apply for Enforcement Services with Domestic Relations.
  • The date on your original order is after 7/1/09, your order is automatically being monitored by Domestic Relations. If it goes delinquent it will be automatically enforced by Domestic Relations.

How long does it take to receive a payment from the State Disbursement Unit or Domestic Relations?

All Travis County child and medical support payments are now processed through the State Disbursement Unit (SDU) in San Antonio. It generally takes 5 to 7 business days for you to receive your payment by mail from the time it is received by the State Disbursement Unit. Direct deposit takes 3 to 5 business days. If you want direct deposit services with the SDU, please use the Direct Deposit form on the Texas Attorney General web site.

If you did not receive a payment that was mailed to you or was supposed to be direct deposited into your bank account, you can call DRO at (512) 854-9696 and we will research the problem for you. You may also call the SDU directly at (800) 252-8014.

When a spousal support or fee payment is received by the Domestic Relations Office, the payment is posted that day or the next business day, and is mailed to the custodial parent or the County Treasurer the following business day.

If your payment was mailed to you and you did not receive it, the bank requires Domestic Relations to wait 10 working days before stopping payment and reissuing the check.

Making Payments

Where should I send my payment?

Spousal support and fees should be sent to the Domestic Relations Office:

Mail:

Travis County Domestic Relations Office
PO Box 1495
Austin, Texas 78767

In Person:

1010 Lavaca
(drive through window or pay in the lobby)
Austin, Texas 78701
Child support and medical support payments must be made to the State Disbursement Unit. Make sure to include identifying information for prompt processing (this includes OAG number or cause number).

Mail:

Texas State Disbursement Unit
Po Box 659791
San Antonio, Texas 78265-9791

If you are unsure about where to send your payments, call Domestic Relations at (512) 854-9696.

Terminating Payments

How do I close my domestic relations account when my child support obligations have ended?

You need to immediately contact the Domestic Relations Office, (512) 854-9696, to speak to your enforcement officer in order to provide your child’s emancipation information to him/her. Upon receipt of this information your enforcement officer will contact the payee, by telephone or mail, to verify that your child will be graduating from high school, has turned 18 years of age, etc. Since this process takes approximately 15 days please contact your enforcement officer AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE your child’s graduation date or 18th birthday.

However, if your child support has not been paid in full (i.e. you are in arrears) your account will not be closed until all child support arrears and statutory interest have been paid in full.

Once we have verified the information regarding your child AND you have no child support arrearages, your Domestic Relations Office account will be closed. Also, if your child support is being withheld from your earnings the enforcement officer will contact your employer to stop further child support withholding.

TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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