We work together with the Department of Social and Health Services Division of Child Support (DCS) to enforce child support and collect delinquent payments. The process works like this:
DCS must release the child support lien before you may transfer the title when selling or trading in the vehicle or vessel. If you are selling a vehicle or vessel that has a child support lien, DCS will work with you or your title company to release the lien as soon as the debt is paid. If you will receive less than the amount of the debt from the sale, the DCS support enforcement officer may negotiate a partial release based on a reasonable payment agreement.
If you received a notice that DCS filed a lien on your vehicle or vessel, contact your DCS support enforcement officer right away to make payment arrangements. For more information, please see the DSHS website.