How to Apply

Step 1: Gather and complete required documents

In order to apply for child support services, you will need:

You may also need:

  • Custody and guardianship papers
  • Your marriage certificate and/or divorce decree

Step 2: Send or Bring the Documents to FCJFS

There are variety of ways to return the documents to Fairfield County Job and Family Services, you may:

Mail Documents to:

FCJFS Child Support Enforcement Agency
239 West Main Street
Lancaster, OH  43130

Fax Documents to:

(740) 687-6787

Email Documents to:

 mail2cse@fcjfs.org

Deliver In-Person to:

Government Services Building
239 West Main Street
Lancaster, OH  43130

You can apply in person between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Step 3: Genetic testing or Support Hearing

Once all documents have been received, a child support caseworker will be assigned to your case. That worker may ask you for additional documentation and will attempt to verify the location of the other parent. After those steps are complete, you will be notified by mail of either an appointment for genetic testing or, if paternity is known, a support hearing will be scheduled.