Child Support Enforcement

The Columbia County Child Support Enforcement Office provides services to ensure children and families receive appropriate financial and other support.

Our office promotes family health and safety for the well-being of children through a variety of services and programs.

These services can be provided based upon an agreement of the parties or may be ordered by a judge after a careful review of the facts in a family law case. Trained staff can help you with the following:

The Columbia County Child Support Enforcement Office represents the interests of the State of Oregon. We do not represent either party. For legal advice please contact your private attorney.

Our office cannot guarantee that you will receive regular and timely support payments; however we will make all reasonable efforts to assist you.

When you apply for services, the non-custodial parent will be advised to stop making payments directly to you, and instead, make payments through the Child Support Program.

Each case is different, with its own set of facts and circumstances. Most of our processes are handled administratively (outside of court) and take a minimum of 90 days. If hearings are requested, a party is difficult to serve, or if paternity testing is requested, this can take up to six months or longer.

For a full list of available services, please visit Oregon Department of Justice Child Support

Services Not Provided

  • legal advice
  • enforcement or collection on spousal only order.  A party can apply for spousal support only enforcement; however, it’s only enforceable by income withholding, and CSP can not guarantee payment will be received by the due date in the court order.  Spousal support only cases are worked from a centralized unit in Salem. 
  • as long as a party has a judgment with a specified dollar amount for unreimbursed medical costs, CSP can add that amount to the case balance and enforce.  CSP does not currently have a process available to establish judgments for unreimbursed medical costs.  As long as a party has a judgment with a specified dollar amount for unreimbursed medical costs, CSP can add that amount to the case balance and enforce.  CSP does not currently have a process available to establish judgments for unreimbursed medical costs.
  • mediation, parenting time, and custody assistance
  • CSP does not provide child support calculations for judicial processes.
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230 Strand St.
Columbia County Courthouse Annex
St. Helens,
OR
97051
Fax: 503-397-0300

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
District Attorney
Jeff Auxier
Child Support Enforcement
Victoria Walton
fax: 503-397-4920
Victims Assistance
Janice Faltersack