About DCSS

Child Support Services and Parents Working Together for Children

Our Core Values:

Quality

Respect

Public Service

Teamwork

Integrity

 

Life of a Case

 

Open a Child Support Case

Establish Parentage

Establish Child Support

Enforcement of a Child Support Order

Change a Child Support Order

Legal Information

Case Participant Information

Employer Information

What's New

Director's Corner

Welcome to the Shasta County Department of Child Support Services' website. Our goal is to provide you, the customer, with information and service in a fast, fair, and friendly manner using the resources at our disposal and within the parameters of the California Family Law.

If you are a parent of a child, you know that you have a moral and legal responsibility to provide for your child, not only physically and emotionally, but also financially to the extent of your ability to do so. A major part of the Child Support Services' mission is to ensure that every parent involved in a child support case in Shasta County is participating in the financial support of his or her child(ren). Court orders for child support are calculated pursuant to the California Child Support guideline established by the legislature. It is important to the child(ren), as well as the parents, to establish and enforce a child support order that is fair to the parent paying support (PPS) as well as the person receiving support (PRS).

When you visit our office or are requested to provide information by telephone or mail, we can better serve you if you provide us with complete, accurate information about yourself and the other parent of your child(ren). Working together we can help ensure that today's children are provided with the parental support to grow into tomorrow's citizens and leaders.