As you're probably aware, the nonpayment of child support in the United States is an all too common problem. To address the high rate of noncompliance, child support agencies have been given special tools to collect child support not granted by law to other kinds of creditors.

It is the responsibility of the parties to keep CSE updated with current address information so they can be notified about any enforcement action.

Colorado CSE uses the following enforcement remedies:


Income Related Enforcement

  • Income Assignments Against Employment Wages
  • New Hire Reporting
  • Unemployment Compensation Benefits
  • Worker's Compensation Benefits

Suspensions & Denials

  • Driver's License Suspension
  • Professional Occupational License Suspension
  • Recreational License Suspension
  • Passport Denial


  • Federal Tax Offset
  • Colorado State Revenue Tax Offset
  • State Vendor Offset
  • Federal Administrative Payment Offset
  • Lottery Winnings Intercept
  • Financial Institution Data Match
  • Gambling Payment Intercept
  • Unclaimed Property Offset

Credit Bureau Reporting

If selected, the IV-D agency regularly reports child support orders to the major U.S. credit bureaus. Unpaid child support amounts could mar an obligor's credit report and make obtaining credit very difficult, while a consistently paid child support order could help build good credit.

Judicial Actions

  • Judgments
  • Liens
  • Contempt
  • Rule 69's
  • Garnishments
  • Federal Prosecution