Child Support Services

Siskiyou Modoc Regional Department of Child Support Services

The State of California Department of Child Support Services provides child support and paternity services to parents and guardians through local offices throughout the state. The primary services are to establish parentage and child support orders, collect court-ordered support, and modify child support orders when parents’ income or family situation has changed. The Siskiyou Modoc Regional Department of Child Support Services has offices in Yreka and Alturas.

You are welcome to visit the offices in Yreka or Alturas to find out how the agency might help you obtain financial and medical support for the minor children in your care. Or you can ask for help enforcing or changing an existing support order. Parents with support cases managed by a different California county may also come in or call one of the local offices for assistance.

ALERTS - Important Information


  • Yes, your taxes are automatically intercepted if you owe any arrears, but the Compromise of Arrears Program (COAP) will make your tax refund go farther.
  • Do you owe back child support arrears for a period of time your child(ren) received public assistance?
  • You can apply for COAP, which allows you to pay less than what is owed for the arrears payable to the State of CA.
  • You can apply for COAP at any time.  You don't need a tax refund to negotiate an arrears payoff.  Call you local child support office to see if you qualify, and make us an offer - 866-901-3212.