FAMILY CODE SECTION 4700-4701
4700. This chapter may be cited as the Child Support Delinquency
4701. (a) The Department of Child Support Services shall administer
a statewide automated system for the reporting of court-ordered
child support obligations to credit reporting agencies.
(b) The department shall design and develop standards for the
system in conjunction with representatives of the California Family
Support Council and the credit reporting industry.
(c) The standards for the system shall be consistent with credit
reporting industry standards and reporting format and with the
department’s statewide central automated system for support
(d) The standards shall include, but not be limited to, all of the
(1) Court-ordered child support obligations and delinquent
payments, including amounts owed and by whom. The California local
child support agencies, on a monthly basis, shall update this
information, and then submit it to the department which, in turn,
shall consolidate and transmit it to the credit reporting agencies.
(2) Before the initial reporting of a court-ordered child support
obligation or a delinquent payment, the local child support agency
shall attempt to notify the obligor parent of the proposed action and
give 30 days to contest in writing the accuracy of the information,
or to pay the arrearage, if any, in compliance with the due process
requirements of the laws of this state.
(e) The department and the local child support agencies are
responsible for the accuracy of information provided pursuant to this
section, and the information shall be based upon the data available
at the time the information is provided. Each of these organizations
and the credit reporting agencies shall follow reasonable procedures
to ensure maximum possible accuracy of the information provided.
Neither the department, nor the local child support agencies are
liable for any consequences of the failure of a parent to contest the
accuracy of the information within the time allowed under paragraph
(2) of subdivision (d).