The Child Support Enforcement division, in cooperation with the State of Florida Disbursement Unit (SDU), acts as the central depository for receiving, recording, reporting, monitoring and disbursing alimony and child support payments, in accordance with Florida Statutes, Section 61.181.
Automated Child Support Payment information may be obtained by contacting the State of Florida Disbursement Unit in Tallahassee at (877) 769-0251. Clients must have their nine-digit case number and Social Security Number ready. This will give the amount that was disbursed and the date of disbursement.
The Child Support Division is within the Civil Division of the Clerk's office. While receipts and disbursements for court ordered depository payments of alimony and child support are now handled under contract by the State Disbursement Unit (www.myfloridacounty.com), the DeSoto County Clerk’s Office does accept court ordered payments over the counter (cash or money order only). The Clerk's office maintains the official file on all court cases, has the official record of payment history and current status of payments, performs audits of the case upon request, and attends DOR's Child Support Enforcement court hearings.