7.5 Other Locate Sources
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.
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:
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Employment Security Commission (ESC)
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
Licenses (driver’s, recreational, professional)
Parents or other relatives
Secretary of State
Societies, lodges, and churches
U. S. Post Office (address associated with P.O. box application)
Last Revised Date
July 1, 2014