Phone: (570) 278-4600 Extension 4050.
Fax: (570) 278-6691
About the Department
The Susquehanna County Domestic Relations Section (DRS) of the Court of Common Pleas provide child support services in the county. The DRS establish paternity and child support orders, and enforce support obligations for Pennsylvania families. To collect unpaid support from a noncustodial parent, the DRS may file contempt proceedings, attach a person’s income, suspend a driver’s license, suspend a hunting and/or fishing license, suspend a professional/occupational license, deny a U.S. Passport application, place a lien against real property, place a lien against monetary awards due from a lawsuit or third-party payout due to bodily injury or death, publish the person’s name in newspapers, seize a bank account, intercept a Federal or State income tax refund, intercept lottery winnings, report arrears to consumer credit reporting agencies, issue a bench warrant for arrest, and/or the court may find a person in civil contempt of a court order, which may lead to imprisonment.
The DRS also provide spousal support services at the direction of the court.
The Pennsylvania Title IV-D Child Support Enforcement Program is based on Federal and State statutes as well as Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules and procedures. The Federal statutory basis for the program is U.S. Public Law 93-647, Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, as amended. The State statutory basis is in Title 23 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (23 Pa.C.S.).
For additional information regarding the Pennsylvania Child Support Program please access the child support website at www.childsupport.state.pa.us.