Section 17500 Of Article 2. Collections And Enforcement From California Family Law Code >> Division 17. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 2.
. (a) In carrying out its obligations under Title IV-D of the
Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 651 et seq.), the department and
the local child support agency shall have the responsibility for
promptly and effectively collecting and enforcing child support
(b) The department and the local child support agency are the
public agencies responsible for administering wage withholding for
the purposes of Title IV-D of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. Sec.
651 et seq.).
(c) Except as provided in Section 17450, the local child support
agency shall submit child support delinquencies to the department for
purposes of supplementing the collection efforts of the local child
support agencies. Submissions shall be in the form and manner and at
the time prescribed by the department. Collection shall be made by
the department in accordance with Section 17450. For purposes of this
subdivision, "child support delinquency" means an arrearage or
otherwise past due amount that accrues when an obligor fails to make
any court-ordered support payment when due, which is more than 60
days past due, and the aggregate amount of which exceeds one hundred
(d) If a child support delinquency exists at the time a case is
opened by the local child support agency, the responsibility for the
collection of the child support delinquency shall be submitted to the
department no later than 30 days after receipt of the case by the
local child support agency.