Cuyahoga Support Enforcement Agency

The Cuyahoga Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) is committed to serving the families of Cuyahoga County by providing quality child support services through establishing parentage, enforcing support orders and collecting and disbursing child support.   The agency's goal is to get more money for more families by assisting in paternity establishment and establishing and enforcing support orders.


CSEA is now waiving or compromising child support arrears that are owed to the state for those that are not able to pay them.  Call 216.698.2525 to see if you qualify and to start the process!

The primary purpose of the CSEA is to ensure that the custodial parents of children receive the support payments due them under support orders. In fulfilling this purpose, the Child Support Enforcement Agency, using administrative judicial and processes, establishes paternity, establishes support orders, receives and disburses support payments and enforces support orders. 


Paternity is established through a genetic testing process, using the Buccal Swab method, a simple non-invasive procedure.  There is no cost to the family if CSEA orders genetic testing.  Once paternity is determined, a hearing is scheduled for the non-custodial parent to establish a child support order.


Services are provided at CSEA's main office and through outreach offices in Neighborhood Family Service Centers, which are conveniently located throughout the Greater Cleveland area.  The Outreach Division of CSEA is committed to providing quality child support services to children and families within their neighborhoods and at local hospitals at the time of a child's birth.

Program Contact and Referrals:

Main Office         
Virgil E. Brown Center
1640 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114-2908
216.443.5100 call center


12212 St. Clair Avenue


Mt. Pleasant
13815 Kinsman


Old Brooklyn
4261 Fulton Parkway


8111 Quincy


5398 Northfield Road


West Shore
9830 Lorain Avenue


CSEA serves the following hospitals to establish paternity for your newborn:

Fairview Hospital, Huron Road Hospital, Marymount Hospital, Meridia Hillcrest Hospital, MetroHealth Medical Center
and University Hospitals of Cleveland

Contact Us

Healthy Fathering Collaborative
P.O. Box 606194
Cleveland, OH  44106



*Email is the preferred form of contact.

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