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Iowa Child Support Enforcement and Collection

In the state of Iowa Child Support Enforcement (Child Support Recovery Unit) is under the umbrella of the Department of Human Services.

CSRU is responsible for assisting families to achieve and maintain economic self-sufficiency by establishing and enforcing child and medical support orders and processing support payments.

Services Available:
  • Locating non-custodial parents and their sources of income (including employers)
  • Establishing paternity
  • Establishing and modifying support orders
  • Registering other states' orders for enforcement or modification
To apply for services from the Child Support Recovery Unit contact the local CSRU nearest you. The Child Support Recovery Unit has 23 offices throughout the state, organized into 4 regions, which establish and enforce child support. To find a local office close to you Visit the Iowa Child Support website

Local offices are open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Monday - Friday, except state holidays. You can also call the toll free child support automated information line at 1-888-229-9223

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This information has been compiled directly from the most recently available child support enforcement information. Every effort has been made to assure that this information is correct and complete. Be aware that laws frequently change. Do not take any action based on this information without first consulting an attorney to be certain that the laws pertaining to your particular situation have not changed.

The language used in most cases on this page is legal terminology taken directly from the statutes and laws of each state. The terminology is not always easy to understand. If you are not sure of something you should consult an attorney so that you can fully understand the meaning of the laws.

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