Ontario. Ministry of Community and Social Services. Family Responsibility Office

Enforcement of new or revised court orders or domestic contract/agreements

action taken includes garnishment of wages, collection of income tax refunds and Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, seizure of assets including 50% of joint bank accounts, suspension of drivers licences, seizure of lottery winnings, suspension of passports and credit bureau reporting

Consenting parents may opt out of enforcement program and deal directly with one another

does not deal with child access or visitation issues

custody and access -- see separate entry Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Court Services Division (Toronto Region)

www.goodparentspay.com -- posts information regarding parents registered with the Family Responsibility Office who have not made their support payments and cannot be found

125 Sir William Hearst Ave 7th Fl
Toronto, ON
M3M 0B5
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm * automated information -- Mon-Sun 24 hours
Phone: Inquiry line 416-326-1817 ; Automated line 416-326-1818
Toll Free: Automated line 1-800-267-7263 ; Outside 416 area 1-800-267-4330
TTY: 416-240-2414 ; 1-866-545-0083


Parties that have a support order or domestic contract that is filed with the Ontario Courts


Submit completed filing package, court orders or separation agreement * separation agreement must first be filed with a family court * no walk in service


Not Applicable


English; French;

Primary Contact Person

Susan Erwin, Assistant Deputy Minister

Areas Served


Agency Type

Provincial Government