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Child Support (IVD)
Please Note: The Child Support Office Has Moved To 157 S. Franklin, Valparaiso 46383.

For your convenience, you may contact us online using our
kiosk system.


Effective immediately, Indiana Code Section 31-16-9-1 requires that child support payments be mailed to the Indiana State Central Collection Unit (INSCCU) at:
P.O. Box 7130
Indianapolis, IN 46207

Payments to INSCCU can be remitted in the form of personal check, money order, cashier's, or certified check made payable to "INSCCU". Do not send cash payments to the INSCCU address. Be certain that the Porter County cause number and payer's name are on all checks or money orders, and that they are legible.

A child support payment remittance form can be downloaded from the INSCCU's website

Child Support Annual Payer Fee
All persons paying child support payments through the Indiana child support system are assessed an annual processing fee by state law. The current fee is $55.

Payment History
Payment histories can be obtained in the County Child Support Clerk's Office and cost $1 per page. All payment history requests and case specific inquiries require a valid photo ID.

The telephone number for the County Child Support Clerk's Office is 219-465-3456.

Paternity Tests
This office is responsible for the enforcement of child support orders in divorce and paternity cases. In appropriate cases, blood tests are performed and paternity actions are filed.

Contact Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Laura Bernacki-Stafford, at 219-465-3405.

Support Recipient Address Change
  • You may change your address to receive child support payments in person, or mail your notarized address change to the office. Please note all mailed address changes must be notarized.
  • The Post Office will not forward child support checks even if you have changed your address at the Post Office.
  • This process is for your protection, and will ensure the prompt and accurate handling of your support checks.

Support Payment Information
For additional information, contact the state helpline at 1-800-840-8757 or the prosecutor's child support at 219-465-3405.

Contact Us Online
For your convenience, you may contact us online using our kiosk system.

Contact Us
Laura Bernacki Stafford
IV-D Director

157 South Franklin
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Ph: 219-465-3405
Fx: 219-465-3689

State Helpline
Ph: 800-840-8757

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Walk-ins Welcome
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.