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7.5 Other Locate Sources


Chapter Federal Authority
Locate Social Security Act
§454(8) State plan for child and spousal support
§466(a)(12) Requirement of statutorily prescribed procedures to improve the effectiveness of child support enforcement
45 CFR 303.3 Location of noncustodial parents
45 CFR 303.7 Provision of services in intergovernmental IV-D cases
Subject State Authority
Other Locate Sources Wyo. Stat. § 20-6-104 Child support enforcement generally
Wyo. Stat. § 20-6-106 Powers and duties of department regarding collection of support
Wyoming Child Support Enforcement Rules
 Chapter 4 General Services
Policy Number Effective Date
7.5 October 1, 2010

Overview

In order to establish paternity and/or child and medical support or enforce or modify an existing child support order, the Wyoming CSE Program shall know the whereabouts of each case participant.  While the Wyoming CSE Program will utilize all of the Wyoming and federal locate resources available as described in 7.2 State Parent Locator Service, 7.3, Expanded Federal Parent Locator Service, and 7.4 Federal Case Registry, there will be times when the case worker cannot locate a mailing or residential address, employer, assets, or income for the alleged father or non-custodial parent.  In those instances, the case worker will need to access other locate sources.

Policy

The custodial parent is normally the best source of information about the alleged father/non-custodial parent.  When requests to the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) and POSSE do not yield locate information, the case worker will contact the custodial parent for more locate information.

In addition to contacting the custodial parent for more information, the caseworker can request information from various automated and manual locate sources, including but not limited to the following:

Automated Resources

  • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
  • IV-A
  • Employment Security Commission (ESC) 

Manual Resources

Information Accessible by the State CSE Office

  • Credit Bureau – The Wyoming CSE Program has access to credit bureau reporting to identify addresses, employers, assets and more.  A case worker should e-mail the appropriate State CSE Office colleague with a request for information available through the credit bureau.  

Note: In paternity and establishment cases, the credit bureau can only be accessed for a SSN, person, or driver’s license search for an address.  A full credit report cannot be requested.


  • Social Security Administration (SSA) – A State CSE Office staff member can contact the SSA directly to try to obtain a Social Security Number (SSN).  The case worker will need to provide a valid name (no unknowns) and a date of birth (DOB) via an e-mail request.  See Appendix 2.A – State CSE Office Organizational Chart for the staff person responsible for contacting the SSA.  

Information Accessible by the District CSE Office

  • Department of Corrections
  • Directories
  • Former employers
  • Former neighbors
  • Friends
  • High school/college
  • Insurance agencies
  • Internet
  • Law enforcement
  • Licenses (driver’s, recreational, professional)
  • Local newspaper
  • Military
  • Mortgage companies
  • Parents or other relatives
  • Probation/Parole officers
  • Registered agents
  • Secretary of State
  • Societies, lodges, and churches
  • Trade associations
  • U. S. Post Office (address associated with P.O. box application)
Cross Reference

None

Version Number Last Revised Date
1 July 1, 2014