In the 77th Legislature, the Texas Finance Code was amended by adding Chapter 396. The amendment provided that private child support enforcement agencies (PCSEAs) register with the Department to engage in child support enforcement in Texas. PCSEAs are required to register with the Department; however, enforcement authority is limited. Agency personnel investigate consumer complaints and attempt to facilitate amicable resolutions with regard to these entities. Additionally, the legal staff reviews contract forms for clarity and suitability.
Private Child Support Enforcement Agencies (PCSEA): Getting Started
Forms for PCSEA
Includes Initial as well as Renewal Registration Forms
PCSEA Enforcement Orders
Finance Code Chapters 396 empowers the banking commissioner of Texas to issue certain enforcement orders
Frequently Asked Questions providing interpretation of the Texas Statutes
Regulations Governing Private Child Support Enforcement Agencies
The Law & Guidance Manual includes select statutes, rules, legal opinions, supervisory memorandums, and regulatory guidance applicable to private child support enforcement agencies.
Communication with the Department
File a Complaint
How to file a complaint against a private child support enforcement agency.