The child support division is the central governmental depository for child support and alimony payments. This office strictly handles payments to be made in Putnam County. Effective 10/1/99, there was a change in Florida’s Child Support Enforcement law as a result of both Federal and State mandates for the receipt and disbursement of support payments.
The Florida legislature passed Chapter 98-397, laws of Florida, (CS\CS\HB 271) which mandated the Department of Revenue to contract with the Florida Association of Court Clerks (FACC) and each depository to perform duties with respect to the operation and maintenance of a State Disbursement Unit (SDU). With the passage of Florida Statutes, section 61.1824, the Legislature established a centralized location for the collection and disbursement of child support payments known as the State of Florida Disbursement Unit (FLSDU). The FLSDU shall be responsible for the collection and disbursement of most of the payments for Putnam County.
Voice Response Unit
If you have any questions about these procedures you can contact this office at (352) 793-0211 or the customer service representative at the State Disbursement Unit at the telephone number listed above.
Procedures for making payments to FLSDU
Proper Identification means:
It is very important you include these items on the front of your check or money order, without this information payments cannot be processed!
Payments can be submitted online or can be mailed to:
Payors will receive payment coupons from the SDU to mail in with your payment if you keep the Clerk’s office informed of your current address. If your support is being paid through an income deduction order, your employer will be notified to send the payments to the FLSDU, but feel free to share this notice with them.
Payees must keep the Clerk’s office informed of your current mailing address as checks are not forwarded. Also contact the Department of Revenue Child Support Enforcement at 1-800-622-5437 of your change of address if your case is handled through that state agency.