Pay Child Support in Vermont

Vermont law requires child support orders issued after June 1990 to include wage withholding through the OCS Registry, unless:

  • Both parents ask to handle support payments on their own AND the court waives the wage withholding requirement; or
  • The non-custodial parent is self-employed.

In these cases, the court typically instructs the non-custodial parent to pay support directly to the OCS Registry. If the non-custodial parent later becomes an employee, wage withholding is required.

The OCS Registry

The OCS Registry is responsible for:

  • Processing support collections and disbursements;
  • Maintaining records of child support accounts, including information about the parents and other parties involved;
  • Providing records of payments made and received when requested by either parent; and
  • Notifying employers of wage-withholding orders. 

For More Information

Read Child Support in Vermont: A Handbook for Parents

Need Help?1-800-786-3214 or OCSCSU@state.vt.us