Any payments made directly to the plaintiff may be considered "gifts." You must contact the Domestic Relations Office any time your employment status changes. In order to attach wages, the Domestic Relations Office needs the name, address, and telephone number of the defendant's employer's payroll department.
The Court routinely issues orders attaching defendant's wages at their employer. The employer is responsible for sending the support payments to PA SCDU. If the full amount of the support order is not being deducted by the employer, the defendant is responsible to pay the difference directly to PA SCDU. Until a defendant's wage attachment is activated by the employer, the defendant must make all support payments directly to PA SCDU. Check or money order payable to PA SCDU, including defendant’s name and member identification number or social security number.
Additional payment options can be found by clicking this link: Pennsylvania Child Support Program (state.pa.us)
Credit card payments can be made online with TouchPay or at the TouchPay kiosk in our office (fee charged):
Effective 4/12/21, cash payments will be accepted only at the TouchPay kiosk and not the lobby window. Money orders and cashier’s checks will be accepted at the lobby window, payable to Dauphin County Domestic Relations.
*Cash: $3 fee on payments up to $100 + $2 fee per additional $100. Bring
Payment information required: Last name of Payor and Member ID Number and/or last six of Social Security Number. Member ID Number will not be given to Third Party payors. It is your responsibility to give the required information to any party making a payment on your behalf.