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Karl A. Racine
Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
 

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Resuming Child Support Sanctions

In March 2020, in response to the National Emergency Concerning the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-⁠19) Pandemic and the Mayor’s Declaration of a Public Health Emergency-Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Child Support Services Division (CSSD) of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for the District of Columbia suspended its enforcement of administrative sanctions for non-payment of child support.

Beginning December 1, 2021, CSSD will resume reviewing matters to consider whether sanctions should be sought for failing to make required child support payments. If you are behind on your child support obligations, you must begin paying again or you may face sanctions. Failure to make a required child support payment after December 1, 2021 may result in the following administrative enforcement actions being taken against you:

  • Suspension of your driver’s license
  • Suspension of your vehicle registration
  • Suspension of your passport
  • Filing of Civil Contempt of Court
  • Federal and State Tax intercepts
  • Freezing of bank accounts
  • Lottery Intercept
  • Liens on your Property
  • Credit Bureau Reporting
  • Disability Withholding / Worker’s Compensation Intercept
  • Other Administrative Offsets to certain federal payments

If you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to make a required child support payment, please contact our office. CSSD has many programs that can help you get back on track with your payments. Please visit our website at www.cssd.dc.gov or contact us at (202) 442-9900 to learn more.