The Division of Child Support helps parents establish a financial partnership to support their children when they do not live together.
Services through the Division of Child Support are available to any adult who has legal custody of a minor child. Services are also available to fathers who need help establishing paternity.
Those who receive public assistance (TANF, Medicaid, Title IV-E foster care) and are the custodian or guardian of a minor child whose parent(s) does not live in their home are automatically referred for child support services.
Child Support Specialists provide assistance in the following ways:
DCS Customer Connect:
DCS Customer Connect is a secure, interactive website within the Division of Child Support providing recent payment information and the amount of child support owed.
Additional information will be added to this site, allowing our customers to update their address, telephone and employer information. The site includes recent case actions taken, court hearing dates, license restriction information and other beneficial case information.
Our customers will receive their PIN number and access information regarding this secured website by mail in the next few months.
If you have trouble accessing the site or have any concerns, please contact the Division of Child Support via e-mail (please include your name and case number) or by phone 605-773-3641.
South Dakota Commission on Child Support
The commission has conducted its required four-year review of the South Dakota’s child support guidelines.