(a) The Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Child Support Services
(CSS) periodically releases child support arrearage information to certain
consumer reporting agencies - credit bureaus.
Release of this information is governed by:
(1) Section 240.7 of Title 56 of the
Oklahoma Statutes (56 O.S. § 240.7); and
(2) Sections 1681b and 1681f of Title 15 and
Section 666 of Title 42 of the United States Code (15 U.S.C. §§ 1681b &
1681f; 42 U.S.C. § 666).
(b) CSS reports to consumer reporting agencies the names and amounts of
child support arrearages of noncustodial parents (NCP). CSS applies:
(1) a 15-day grace period to account for
payment receipt date discrepancies due to early or late employer reporting if
an NCP is making child support payments through income assignment; and
(2) a two-month grace period to account for
the delays in the start of the income assignment process for an NCP who is a
servicemember called to active duty under the provisions of the Servicemembers
Civil Relief Act, codified in 50 U.S.C. § 3901 through 4043.
(c) If the annual notice process under 56 O.S. § 237A has been
completed, CSS releases arrearage information to credit bureaus without
(d) If the initial annual notice process under 56 O.S. § 237A and
Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 340:25-5-213 has not been completed, CSS
issues a written notice by regular mail to the person obligated to pay the
support. The notice includes:
(1) a statement of the information to be
released to credit bureaus; and
(2) instructions for disputing the accuracy
of the information to be released under OAC 340:25-5-200.1.