Domestic Relations

Domestic Relations Section

Centre County Domestic relations now accepts your debit/credit card Child Support Payment in our office or online at:

Child Support Bill Pay for Centre County

Credit Cards

Convenience fee is now lowered to 2.95%

The Domestic Relations Section (DRS) is a court-appointed office of Centre County Government under the Centre County Court of Common Pleas. It serves as the court's child support enforcement agency.

The DRS prepares petitions for both child and spousal support, establishes support, enforces support orders, establishes paternity for children born out-of-wedlock, and locates absent parents.

Services are available to anyone who has custody of a child with an absent parent or to any party seeking spousal support.

Pennsylvania Child Support

At the Pennsylvania Child Support website you may update addresses, update your employment status, check scheduled activities on your case at your local DRS, and obtain up to two years of payment history on your child support account.

Cost

Persons applying for, or receiving public assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or subsidized childcare automatically receive support services as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

The child support program is supported by the federal, state and local governments, however, parties are required to pay limited costs for certain services. Review the fee schedule for more information.

Centre County Domestic relations now accepts your child support payment online.

Change of Address / Employment

To submit a form to the Domestic Relations Section, print it out, fill in the information, sign the form and date it, and mail the form to Centre County Domestic Relations Section, P.O. Box 568, Willowbank County Office Building, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 16823-1488.

Helpful Links

At the Pennsylvania Child Support website you may update addresses, update your employment status, check scheduled activities on your case at your local DRS, and obtain up to two years of payment history on your child support account.

The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement website for Employer Services has helpful tips, calculation examples, state-by-state requirements, publications, frequently asked questions, and linked resources to help employers meet their child support enforcement responsibilities.

The Pennsylvania Code, Rules of Civil Procedure: Pennsylvania Support Guidelines, is the official source for all rules of civil procedure. In addition to the support guidelines, other rules of civil procedure apply, as does the statute and case law, when calculating child support. In order to obtain advice on the above, it is best to consult with an attorney who can explain the law and how it might be applied in your specific case. The Centre County DRS will not give legal advice regarding the support guidelines.