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Welcome to the Wisconsin Child Support Lien Docket!

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 Lien Docket 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.

Routine Maintenance 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.

Lien Expiration: 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 can be 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 following times:

Monday through Friday
6:00 am to 10:00 pm
6:00 am to 5:00 pm
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

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.