Child Support Payments

How do I make a payment?

When payments are not deducted from your income, you may make payments utilizing the following options:

Mail*: You can send Check or Money Order to

Ohio Child Support Payment Central (CSPC)
PO Box 182372
Columbus OH  43218-2372

*Be sure to include identifying information such as your name, SETS#, Court Order#, SSN (optional).

In Person: You can pay cash, check, money order, or credit card at:

Portage County JFS – Child Support Division (CSEA)
209 S Chestnut Suite 203
Ravenna OH  44266

Web: You can pay by

  • Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, UnionPay, Diners Club International, JCB and E-wallet options including PayPal, Alipay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and WeChat Pay. (Please allow 2-3 business days for the payment to be received by CSPC)
  • Bank debit from checking or savings: The first payment may take up to 7 business days for the first payment for this method, however, subsequent payments will be received by CSPC within 24-48 hours.

The web services are free when you visit: https://oh.smartchildsupport.com

Phone: You can call Portage County CSEA at 330-297-3791 M-F 8:00AM – 4:00PM to make a free credit card payment via phone. (Please allow 2-3 business days for the payment to be received by CSPC)