Florida Law now requires any payment(s) made to the State Disbursement Unit to be disbursed electronically. If you are already getting your payments by direct deposit or you have recently submitted a form, you do not need to do anything. Your payments will continue as they are. If you do not currently have direct deposit please complete the Direct Deposit Form for Non Dept. of Revenue Case(s) located under related forms on the right side of this web page. Please submit completed form to the Citrus County Clerk of the Circuit Court.
The Domestic Relations Division along with the help of the State/Central Disbursement Unit handles the receipt and disbursement of child support and alimony payments as required by the court.
Payments are mailed to:
State/Central Disbursement Unit P O Box 8500 Tallahassee, FL 32314-8500
This operation involves considerable interaction with the Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement. Child Support Enforcement System (CSE) is a statewide agency, which assists clients attempting to receive support payments.
Child Support Enforcement 1-800-622-5437
Child Support Collection and Disbursement
In 1999, federal law required the State of Florida to collect child support through a state disbursement unit (SDU). Most child support payments now are processed by this SDU. Because this change affected so many people, a customer service system was implemented in the Tallahassee SDU.
The Voice Response Unit provides information about your account automatically; it can tell you when your last support check was issued. However, you will need your social security number and case number to obtain the information. If you don't have your case number, you can get it from the Clerk's Office in the county in which your support was ordered. The Voice Response Unit number is 1-877-769-0251. If you have general questions about child support, please call your local Clerk of Court's office. In Citrus County, the number for the Domestic Relations Division of the Clerk's Office is 352-341-6421.
Child Support Enforcement
The State of Florida has designated the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) as the primary public agency to provide public child support enforcement activities.
Did you know that Custodial Parents/Caregivers can now sign up for direct Deposit online? Just go to http://floridarevenue.com/childsupport/Pages/payment.aspx and click on "Enroll Today" under "Direct Deposit". Cases through Department of Revenue and Non-Department of Revenue cases can use this site to sign up. If your case is a Non-Department of Revenue case, you will be directed to the Florida State Disbursement Unit's site to enter your information. Once the Direct Deposit information is enered, it will take 2 to 3 days to be reflected on your case.
Unified Family Court
Unified Family Court (UFC) is a comprehensive approach to handling all cases involving children and families while resolving family disputes in a fair, timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner. UFC judges hear all delinquency and dependency cases and identified interconnected cases involving domestic relations issues, including domestic violence. UFC also provides prompt linkage to related services. Unified Family Courts are designed to have one judge oversee all matters involving one family.
A matter may qualify for transfer into the UFC when two or more open "crossover" cases among family members with issues concerning the same children are pending simultaneously in the Family, Juvenile, and/or Domestic Violence Divisions.