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Child Support

CHILD SUPPORT INFORMATION: Effective October 1, 1999, federal legislation changed the way Child Support was handled in the State of Illinois. Illinois Child Support is now paid through the State Disbursement Unit (SDU) in Wheaton, Illinois. This change was designed to centralize the collection and distribution of Child Support.

ADDRESS CHANGES: It is the responsibility of the Child Support recipient to notify the Circuit Clerk’s Office of any change in your address. The Circuit Clerk will then notify the SDU of your new address. If a Child Support recipient receives Public Aid, ONLY the Illinois Department of Public Aid can change the address to which your Child Support check is sent. Please notify Public Aid of your new address if you receive public aid.

State Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 5400
Carol Stream, IL 60197
877-225-7077

$36 ANNUAL SUPPORT SERVICE FEE: The $36.00 annual Support Service Fee, that is assessed by Illinois State law on all Child Support cases, must still be paid to the Circuit Clerk’s office. Payment of your $36 annual Support Service Fee should be made with a separate check payable to CIRCUIT CLERK. The Circuit Clerk accepts personal checks, cashier’s checks, certified checks and money orders for Support Service Fee payments. Be sure to include your Case Number and Support Service Fee on the face of your check and mail to:

DeKalb County Circuit Clerk
Attention: Child Support
133 W. State St.
Sycamore, IL 60178

CHILD SUPPORT INFORMATION REQUEST: Due to the confidentiality of Child Support information, specific information regarding Child Support payments will only be given out over the telephone when identification is provided.

The Circuit Clerk keeps a record of every payment made for Child Support. These records reflect both the date and the amount of the payment. This includes payments that are made to the State Disbursement Unit.

To request a Child Support History report, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope, along with your case number and the specific dates you would like included on the report to:

DeKalb County Circuit Clerk
Attention: Child Support
133 W. State St.
Sycamore, IL 60178

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