Special License Reinstatement Program to Run through August

DAYTON, OH (Aug. 1, 2022) – The Montgomery County Child Support Enforcement Agency is again giving parents their driving privileges back through a special reinstatement program during the month of August. August is Child Support Awareness Month and drivers who’ve had their licenses suspended due to non-payment of child support can have the suspension lifted by paying one month of back support instead of the standard three months.

The program is not a debt forgiveness, but a chance for parents to re-engage to help restore driving and earning capabilities for the sake of their children. More than 55,000 children in Montgomery County benefited from Ohio’s child support program in 2021, resulting in nearly $100 million being collected for their benefit.

“The pandemic has caused many parents to fall behind on their child support payments and we want to work with them to restore their license so they can get back to work to support their children,” said Sarah Fields, Montgomery County’s Assistant Director for Child Support.

Those who take advantage of the opportunity will also be linked up with CSEA’s employment program through a partnership with the Montgomery County Workforce Development Team to help parents who are unemployed or underemployed.

“We know parents want to support their children but may need help figuring out a repayment plan that works for everyone involved. This reinstatement opportunity reopens the lines of communications between CSEA and parents and allows us to work together to find solutions for their children,” said Fields.

Last year, 44 people took advantage of the reinstatement opportunity resulting in more than $12,000 being collected. Montgomery County now leads Ohio’s six largest counties in collections on arrears and is second in collections on current support.

Parents can visit The Job Center at 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Child Support assistance. Live online chat support is offered during the same hours. The Call Center can be reached at 937-225-4600 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Customers can also send messages to the Agency, check balances and make payments using the Ohio Child Support Mobile App, available for both iOS and Android devices. More information is available at mcsea.org.