Child Support Payments

Need to Make an Alimony or Child Support Payment?

If you have been court ordered to pay your Alimony and/or Child Support payment through the Court Depository below are your options for submitting your payment:

  1. Online via Florida State Disbursement Unit Smart ePay
  2. Mail to Lee County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 2488, Fort Myers, FL 33902
  3. In Person at our Fort Myers location, 2075 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 2nd Floor, Fort Myers, FL 33901
  4. At participating Fidelity Express Locations. Visit their website to find a location near you.

Note:

▻ For options 2, 3 and 4 payments can be made in Cash, Cashier’s Check or Money Order. NO credit or debit cards accepted.

▻ Cases not being enforced by the Department of Revenue Child Support office are subject to a processing fee of 4% of each payment not to exceed $5.25 per payment.

Request for Direct Deposit

You must complete one of the following:

Processing your request may take up to 7 business days for the change to take effect and one payment cycle to receive as a direct deposit.

Request to Re-Direct payments through the State Depository

For cases not being enforced by the Department of Revenue (DOR), you must complete one of the options below:

Request to Modify Alimony or Child Support

For cases not being enforced by Department of Revenue (DOR) and are being self-represented, you may seek the following options:

  • File a Motion to Modify or Supplemental Petition to Modify. Below are options available of how to submit your filing:
    • Visit Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court, Family Court Services located in the Lee County Justice Center 1700 Monroe Street 3rd Floor Fort Myers FL 33901
    • The Clerk’s office has partnered with Legal Aide Services to provide free 15 minute consultation. You may schedule your appointment by visiting our website.
    • If you choose to have legal representation, you may contact the Lawyers Referral Services at 1-800-642-8011.

    **NOTE: If you are the custodial parent and your case is being enforced by the Department of Revenue (DOR), you will need to utilize one of the options below:

Ways to Enforce my Alimony or Child Support Court Order

Support orders issued in Florida are a legally-enforceable court order, requiring the non-custodial parent to make periodic payments of support to the custodial parent.

Below are ways to enforce alimony/child support:

  • File a Motion to Enforce Support
  • For support payments not regulated through the State Depository Unit (SDU), complete and submit the Income Deduction/Withholding Order (IDO/IWO) form directly to the judge assigned to the case.
  • Contact the Clerk of Court to request a Notice of Delinquency.
  • See How do I request for the suspension of non-custodial parent's drivers' license section below for further information.

For any inquiries on submitting your filings, below are services that can be utilized for assistance:

  • The Clerk's office has partnered with Legal Aide Services to provide a free 15 minute consultation. You may schedule your appointment by visiting our website
  • If you choose not to self-represent, you can contact the Lawyer Referral Services at 1-800-342-8011.
  • Visit Family Court Services located at 1700 Monroe Street, 3rd Floor, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Options on ways to submit your fillings:

I received a Notice of Delinquency of Support

Per Florida Statute 61.14 - When an obligor is 15 days delinquent in making a payment or installment of support and the amount of delinquency is greater than the periodic payment amount ordered by the court, the local depository shall serve notice on the obligor informing him or her of the delinquency and its amount. The non-custodial parent has 15 days from the date of the notice to file the required documentation, see below for your options on how to proceed.

  1. The Clerk’s office has partnered with Legal Aid Services, which provides free 15 minute legal services. Appointments can be made on our website www.LeeClerk.org or you may contact our Self-Help Center between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday at 239-533-2835 for more information.
  2. You may seek attorney representation, by contacting the Lawyer Referral Services at www.floridabar.org/public/lrs or by calling 1-800-342-8011 to speak to an attorney to discuss your options.
  3. File Agreement to Credit Depository Records, which needs to be signed and notarized by the custodial parent
  4. File a Motion to Contest, which will require you to contact the judge's office to schedule a hearing.
    • Must allow 48 hours for Motion to appear on case, before contacting the assigned judge to receive a hearing date
      • Must complete and file the Notice of Hearing with the Clerk's office and provide copy to the custodial parent.

Ways to submit your filings:

Who do I need to contact if my address has changed?

Newly Married:

Moved to a new address:

Options on ways to submit your form:

How do I request for the suspension of non-custodial parent's Driver's License?

In accordance with Florida Statute 51.13016, if the non-custodial parent has been delinquent in their child support payments for 15 days or more, the custodial parent can request for the non-custodial parent’s driver’s license to be suspended.

Custodial Parent:

  • Note:
    • Payments must be paid through the Court's Depository
    • Department of Revenue cannot be listed as the enforcing agency. You will need to contact the Department of Revenue to discuss the options available.
  • Complete the Notice of Intent to Suspend Driver’s License/Vehicle Registration found here.
    1. You will need the non-custodial parents name, home address, date of birth and driver’s license number to complete this form.
    2. File the notice with the Clerk’s office and mail a copy to the non-custodial parent’s address (for ways to file, see below).

Non-Custodial Parent:

You have 20 days from the date the notice was issued to complete one of the following options:

  1. File a Motion to Contest Suspension of Driver's License
    1. Must allow 48 hours for Motion to appear in case, before contacting the assigned judge to receive a hearing date.
      • Must complete and file the Notice of Hearing with the Clerk's office and provide a copy to the custodial parent.
  2. Pay the delinquency balance in full: Below are your options for submitting payment:
    1. Online via Florida State Disbursement Unit Smart ePay
    2. Mail to Lee County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 2488, Fort Myers, FL 33902
    3. In person at our Fort Myers location, 2075 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 2nd Floor, Fort Myers, FL 33901
    4. At participating Fidelity Express locations. Visit their website to find a location near you.
  3. File Agreement to Credit Depository Records, which needs to be signed and notarized by the custodial parent.

For any inquiries on submitting your filings, below are services that can be utilized for assistance:

  1. The Clerk's office has partnered with Legal Aide Services to provide a free 15 minute consultation. You may schedule your appointment by visiting our website.
  2. If you choose not to self-represent, you can contact Lawyer Referral Services at 1-800-342-5011.
  3. Visit Family Court Services located at 1700 Monroe Street, 3rd Floor, Fort Myers, FL 33901

Options on ways to submit your filings:

  1. Efiling through the eportal Florida Courts E-Filing Portal | Fil Court Documents Online (my floridaaccess.com)
  2. By mail: Lee County Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 2488, Fort Myers, FL 33902
  3. In person at our Fort Myers location, 2075 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, 2nd Floor, Fort Myers, FL 33901
How do I obtain a copy of my pay history?

If you are the non-custodial parent, who has a court order to pay alimony or child support through the state depository, you may obtain a copy of your pay history by any of the following options below:

For/At no charge:

     1. Submit a request through the Clerk's online Records Request System. There will not be a charge when requesting to receive your pay history electronically

For the options below, a copy work fee will apply (1.00 per page):

     2. To obtain a copy by mail: Send a written request with your name, case number, contact information and payment for requested copy work, along with a self-address stamp envelope, to Lee County Clerk of Court P.O. Box 2488, Fort Myers, FL 33902.

     3. In person: Please visit our Fort Myers Location, 2075 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 2nd Floor, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

**If the non-custodial parent was ordered to pay the custodial parent directly, the Clerk’s office will not be able to provide a pay history, as the Clerk’s office does not have a record of payments made. You would need to obtain an obligation letter, at a cost of $7.00.