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Child Support Depository

Check For Child Support Payments Online
Pay Child Support Online

In Manatee County, the Child Support Depository maintains records of all Court-ordered Child Support and alimony payments. While all payments are sent to a central location in the state, called the Florida State Disbursement Unit, the Depository's function is to maintain the county's record of those payments made and charges assessed for each case where support is ordered payable through the Court or through the State Disbursement Unit.

Child Support Payment Information Hotline

The State of Florida Disbursement Unit offers a 24-hour hotline for child support payment information. The hotline can be reached toll-free at 1-877-769-0251 from any touch-tone phone. You will be guided through a series of menu choices to obtain the payment information. You will need to have the following information on hand when you dial the hotline:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your court case number

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To Make a Child Support / Alimony Payment

All payments, ordered to be paid through the Court or through the State Disbursement Unit, must be made to the following address:

State of Florida Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 8500
Tallahassee, FL 32314-8500

Include on your check with all payments:

  • Payor's name
  • Payor's social security number
  • Payor's case number
  • The words "Manatee County"

To inquire on payments made to the State Disbursement Unit, please call toll-free 1-877-769-0251.
You may also make payments or inquire about payments on

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Important Information

  • It is your or your attorney's responsibility to make certain that the Child Support Program has a copy of all court orders that require payments to be made through the Court or the State Disbursement Unit.
  • Any changes of address or name must be done in writing either by mail or in person. As the Depository requires an original signature on the document, faxes are not accepted. Name changes must also include a copy of the marriage license, a copy of the court order changing the name, or a copy of the driver's license showing the new name. The Depository cannot take these changes over the phone.
  • The Depository can provide you with some enforcement assistance; however, the Clerk's Child Support Program division provides full enforcement services for all child support cases. For more information, visit Child Support Program.

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Downloadable Forms

Please print these forms, fill out completely and mail original to our office, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court, attn: Child Support Depository, PO Box 25400 Bradenton, FL 34206.

On these forms, "Payor," Obligor" or "Respondent" refers to the person paying the support. "Payee," "Obligee" or "Petitioner" refers to the person receiving the support.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (941) 741-4038
Fax Number: (941) 741-4093
E-mail: Mindy Garcia, Supervisor
View Frequently Asked Questions

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12th Judicial Circuit