COVID-19 Update

Effective March 23, 2020limited services are available due to COVID-19. Entrance to the Clerk and Comptroller's office is permitted for customers seeking emergency relief for a child pick-up order who are not represented by an attorney.

Payment Information

Unless otherwise directed by the Court, all child support and alimony payments must be sent directly to the Florida State Disbursement Unit (FLSDU) in Tallahassee. To inquire as to when the last payment posted to your account, please call FLSDU at (877) 769-0251. A 7-digit case number is required.

To make payments

By Mail:

State of Florida Disbursement Unit
P.O. Box 8500
Tallahassee, FL 32314-8500

By Credit Card:

Go to and follow prompts.

By Electronic Check:

Go to and follow prompts.

All payments must be clearly identified as Sarasota County cases with identifying case number.

Self-Help Programs

The 12th Judicial Circuit Family Division Self-Help Office provides case management service for Non-IV-D Child Support Enforcement Family Division matters. Please select the following links for additional information about the Self-Help Office, and to access forms designed for use within the 12th Judicial Circuit.

12th Judicial Circuit Self-Help (Pro Se) Program

Florida State Courts Self-Help


The Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) is the state agency responsible for collecting and enforcing child support.

By Mail:
100 Paramount Drive, Suite 100
Sarasota, FL 34232-6051
By Phone:
(850) 488-5437


Drivers License Suspension

If your Child Support is not being enforced by the Department of Revenue, the custodial parent has to sign a petition to initiate Drivers License Suspension of the non-custodial parent. The fee assessed to the non-custodial parent is $25.00.

Notice of Delinquency/Judgments

When a non-custodial parent is 15 days delinquent in making a payment, the Clerk and Comptroller's office shall serve a notice of delinquency on the non-custodial parent. The fee assessed to the non-custodial parent is $32.44.


By Mail:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
and County Comptroller
P.O. Box 3079
Sarasota, FL 34230

By Phone:
(941) 861-7400


Respondent's Information and Forms (IV-D Child Support)

Important information is available on the 12th Judicial Circuit website for the parent who is or may be paying child support in cases where the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) is involved pursuant to Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. If purchased at the Clerk's office, the price of the IV-D Child Support Respondent's Packet is $3.00; all other forms are $.15 per page.

IV-D Child Support Respondent's Information and Forms

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