Enforcement of a Child Support Order

Once a parent has been ordered to pay child support, he or she must make arrangements to make those payments according to the order. Failure to make those arrangements or to continue making payments can result in steps being taken to enforce the child support order through legal or administrative methods.

Failure to pay child support may result in one or more of the following:

  • Suspended driver's license
  • Seizure of bank account
  • Income assignments
  • Interception of IRS and/or Colorado State tax refund 
  • Liens placed on property
  • Interception of unemployment and worker's compensation payments
  • Negative credit reports
  • Denial of passport application
  • Loss of professional and recreational licenses
  • Interception of gambling and lottery winnings


If anything changes in your circumstances or other aspects related to your case, do not stop making payments. Contact your Child Support representative to explain the details and find out what steps you should take.


It is very important that we have your most up-to-date address! You must make sure we have your current address. If you have moved recently or are planning to move, please tell us your new address as soon as possible.

Useful Phone Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline
Statewide: 1-844-CO-4-Kids (264-5437)
or in Denver: 720-944-3000
Adult Protection Hotline
DHS Customer Service

Colorado Relay/TDD

Child Support Services

Foster Care

GIVE Denver
720-944-GIVE (4483)

Denver City & County Information