Apr 2, 2019

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Feb 5, 2018
*NEW* Child Care Change Report form now available on our website.
Oct 13, 2017
The Family and Individual Services Unit has been renamed Public Assistance in order to be more aligned with the services provided to the public
Aug 21, 2017

Kenynia Howard was indicted by a Sandusky County Grand Jury and pled guilty to theft and Medicaid eligibility fraud.           

Jul 22, 2015

The Sandusky County Department of Job and Family Services along with the eight counties listed below implemented a call center know as COLLABOR8. These nine (9) JFS Departments share a telephone and imaging system between counties to service public assistance consumers.

Nov 7, 2012
Child Support Web Portal Now Available

Child Support Enforcement Agency


 Customer Service Web Portal 

Glossary of Child Support Terms 

Active Civil and Criminal Warrant List

Sandusky County Collection Information

 Child Support Forms 

An Overview of services available

Paternity - The first step in the Child Support process is to establish paternity - to legally determine the child's father. Paternity can be established by administrative or court process.

Location -The CSEA locates absent parents to establish paternity or enforce child support orders. The CSEA has many sources of information such as:

  • Vehicle registration
  • BMV
  • New hire data
  • Ohio Parent Locator
  • Federal Parent Locator
  • FIDM (Financial Information Data Match)

Establishment -Orders may be issued in court by a judge or magistrate or at the CSEA by an administrative hearing officer.

    • The amount of the order is set based on statewide guidelines.
The following links are to Ohio Child Support Calculators
The purpose of these calculators is informational and educational only. It does not constitute legal advice. These child support calculators are based on statutory guidelines. The court has the final authority to determine the amount of child support awarded. This number is only an estimate and is not a guarantee of the amount of child support that will be awarded. Other factors may affect the amount of child support awarded. Please contact your local CSEA or see an attorney in your area for more detailed information.
  • Health insurance coverage for the child including a Cash Medical Support Order must be included in every order.

Enforcement -The CSEA can enforce an order for support in several ways.

  • Income withholding
  • Withholding of workers' compensation, unemployment, pension funds, or other sources of income
  • State and Federal income tax refunds
  • The noncustodial parent may have no income or assets. The CSEA can get an order requiring the parent to seek work.
  • Freeze and Seize of Bank Accounts
  • Suspension of licenses (Professional, Driver's and/or Recreational)
  • For Employers:
  • Click on the Calculator link on the left
  • Multi-Order Calculator

Reviewing and Adjusting Support Orders - The CSEA can review child support orders if either parent asks. Usually the most recent order must be at least three (3) years old before a review is done, but it can be done earlier in certain situations.

Support Collection - All child support for Ohio's children goes through a CSEA. Any payments made directly from one parent to another are considered gifts. Such payments do not count as child support. Sandusky County CSEA can accept cash payments only. Payments by check or money order should be mailed to the following addresses:

Individual Obligors
On-Line Payments (fees may be associated):
Pay by Checking/Savings Account Debit
Pay by Credit Card
Pay by mail:
Ohio Child Support Payment Central
PO Box 182372
Columbus, OH 43218-2372

On-Line Payments:
Pay by mail:
Ohio Child Support Payment Central
PO Box 182394
Columbus, OH 43218-2394

Recoupment Accounts
Ohio CSPC Recoupment Center
PO Box 182380
Columbus, OH 43218-2380


Your CSEA is your partner in child support. Keep in touch with your CSEA worker. Ask your worker what the status of your case is. Be sure to give your worker any information about your case right away. Contact the

Sandusky County CSEA
2511 Countryside Drive
Suite A
Fremont, OH 43420
Call Center Local: 419-334-2909 (closed Tue/Thur)
Toll free within the State of Ohio only: 1-800-883-8283 (closed Tue/Thur)
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am to 4:30pm
Fax: 419-355-5344
E-Mail Sandusky County CSEA
Ohio Child Support Customer Service Web Portal
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