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Child Support Services

Locate Absent Parents, Establish Paternity and Enforce Child Support Orders

Mission Statement

The Department of Child Support Services, through the utilization of community resources, promotes family stability, creating a better quality of life for the children of Milwaukee County.

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Child Support Services Overview

We operate Wisconsin's child support program for Milwaukee County. In doing so, the Department locates absent parents, establishes paternity and establishes and enforces child support orders.

The Department of Child Support Services employees are dedicated to the goal of ensuring that all children are supported by both parents whenever possible. The Department manages over 125,000 IV-D cases for Milwaukee County.


We have five divisions:

Establishment: Responsible for establishing paternity, obtaining support orders and maintaining the customer service unit for the department.

Enforcement: Responsible for income withholding, contempt actions, modification reviews, interstate enforcement and tax refund interception.

Financial: Responsible for entering family court orders in Wisconsin's Kids Information Data System (KIDS) and proper disbursement of support  payments.

Legal: Responsible for representing the State of Wisconsin in family court hearings.

Operations: Responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of the department: human resources, computers, supplies and budget.

Application for Services

To apply for child support services on an existing case, print the Application for Child Support Services.*

To begin a new child support case, print the Parent Application for Child Support Services. *

If you are unable to print the forms, call customer service at (414) 615-2593 and we will mail you the form.

Mail or bring the completed form to:

Milwaukee Child Support Services
John P Hayes Center
901 North 9th Street, Room 101
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Most child support services are free to applicants. General child support services are free, but participants may be assessed fees for specialized services.

* Information provided on this form and attachments may be shared only for purposes of administering the child support program and other related programs [Wis.Stat. 49.83].

Customer Service

For information on your child support case, representatives are available between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are closed on state holidays.

Customer Service Line: (414) 615-2593

Email Us

For information regarding child support payments, call the KIDS Information Line.

KIDS Information Line: (800) 991-5530

(877) 209-5209 TDD

Child Support Online Services

Other Services


Money, Child Support PaymentsPayment Information

Find 24-hour payment and collection information on your child support case on the State of Wisconsin Child Support website.




Children, Paternity EstablishmentEstablish Paternity

The paternity establishment unit's primary responsibility is to conduct interviews and file court actions to establish paternity for the children of Milwaukee County. Call (414) 278-5200  to schedule an interview




Child Support Information for EmployersFor Employers

Employers can get information about Wisconsin Support Collections Trust Fund services, report employment status changes and resolve remittance problem by calling the Employer Interactive Voice Response System at (877) 209-5211. Contacts and resources for employers can also be found on the State of Wisconsin Child Support website.



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Katie Murphy, Interim Director
901 North 9th Street, Room 101
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1425

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Customer Service: (414) 615-2593

Fax: (414) 223-1865

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