Payment amounts are determined by reviewing both parents’ income and following the Colorado Child Support Guidelines. Credit may be given for other child support payments being made, day care expenses, medical insurance premiums for the child(ren), or other factors.
The parent who is ordered to pay child support will send payments to the Family Support Registry (FSR), Colorado’s centralized child support collection unit. The FSR processes payments and distributes funds to the custodial parent.
To receive credit for making a child support payment, the non-custodial parent must make the payment directly to the FSR unless authorized by the court to pay the custodial parent directly.
You may make your payment by check, money order, Western Union, direct withdrawal from a bank account, or wage witholding.
To check if a child support payment has been made or received, please call 303-299-9123 (or toll-free 800-374-6558).
Making child support payments
Send check, money order, and Western Union payments to:
Family Support Registry
PO Box 2171
Denver, CO 80201-2171
Always include your FSR number with or on your payment.
To arrange to make payments by direct withdrawal from a bank account, please use this Automatic Withdrawal Authorization Form.
To arrange to make payments by wage withholding, please contact FSR at 303-291-9123 or 800-374-6558 to request that service.
Receiving child support payments
You may choose to receive payments from FSR as direct deposits to a bank account or through an FSR Visa card.
To arrange to receive payments by direct deposit, please use this Direct Deposit Authorization Form.
To arrange to receive payments by Visa card, please use this Visa Card Order Form (there is no approval process to receive the card).