Child Support Services begins the process to suspend a parents' driver's, occupational, or Fish and Game license when he or she owes more than $2000.00 or the equivalent of three months of child support.
A license is reinstated or the process to suspend a license is stopped when the parent makes and pays according to a verbal or written repayment agreement with Child Support Services. The parent must comply with the terms of the repayment agreement or Child Support Services will once again begin the process to suspend his or her license(s).
What kinds of licenses can be suspended?
Child Support Services can suspend many types of licenses. These fall into three main categories:
- Drivers licenses (including commercial driver's licenses)
- Recreational licenses (including hunting tags or permits)
- Occupational licenses (over 350 licenses including plumbing, electrical, and real estate)
If you wish to report license information, please call 1-800-356-9868.
If my license is suspended, what do I have to do to get it back?
If a license is suspended, Child Support Services requires that all past-due balances are paid current, income withholding is set up through an employer, or an ongoing payment agreement meeting current support and some towards the past-due balance is agreed upon by Child Support Services with an associated payment. Call 1-800-356-9868 to make an arrangement with a case manager.
Once a parent meets one of the criteria listed in the last paragraph, or when a parent makes consistent payments for six months, Child Support Services contacts the parent and the licensing agency to lift a suspension. To determine what is required to lift a suspension for a particular license, contact the licensing agency for further instructions. Some agencies require a full application (including fees) before returning a license, while others will reinstate the license without charge.