Welcome to the Wisconsin Child Support Lien Docket!
We had previously announced that starting November 1, 2019 interest debts will be included in the total administrative lien amount and you will see increases in lien amounts.
However, the project was delayed due to circumstances beyond our control. This change will now be implemented at a later date.
Please check with the child support agency regarding lien payoff amounts and instructions.
The Child Support Lien Docket
is a registry containing the names
of people who owe past-due child support. Past-due support constitutes a lien against
a delinquent payer's real and titled personal property. The lien is effective as
soon as it has been recorded on the Child Support Lien Docket
. To view the Child Support Lien Docket Handbook
, click here
The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families maintains the Child Support
using real-time data from KIDS, Wisconsin's automated child
support enforcement database. The names of payers with a lien and the liens against
them are public records of the State of Wisconsin and are compiled in this docket
for public disclosure to interested parties. For more information click here
New participants are added to the Child Support Lien Docket
on a monthly basis.
The lien amounts are updated as payments are processed or adjustments are made.
may occur on this website. The weekly maintenance window is between Saturday, 3:00
p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. If maintenance is needed, the Lien Docket Website may
be unavailable for all or part of this time period. If you experience difficulty
during these hours, please try again later.
A child support lien is effective for five (5)
years from the original filing date. Child support cases that still meet the lien
criteria will be immediately subject to a new lien for another 5 year time period.
For more information, click here
Except during the maintenance window, the names of individuals on the Child Support Lien Docket
accessed at any time. However, access to detailed information about the lien, such
as lien amount, the reason a lien ended, and the lien end date is limited to the
To protect the lien holder's identity, searches are limited to the last four digits of the SSN.
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Please call the DCF Service Desk at 608 264-6323 if you have questions.