7.5-Other Locate Sources

Federal Authority:

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

Code of Federal Regulations

45 CFR 303.3 - Location of noncustodial parents

45 CFR 303.7 - Provision of services in intergovernmental IV-D cases

State Authority:

Wyoming Statute

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:  7.5

Effective Date:  October 1, 2010


In order to establish paternity and/or child and medical support or enforce or modify an existing child support order, the Wyoming Child Support Program (CSP) shall know the whereabouts of each case participant.  While the Wyoming CSP 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.


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

Manual Resources

Information Accessible by the State CSP Office

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.

Information Accessible by the District CSP Office

Cross Reference


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Last Revised Date: July 1, 2014

Last Reviewed: July 1, 2014