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340:25-5-155. Locate services

Revised 9-15-17

(a) Scope of Services.  Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Support Services (CSS) follows the provisions of Sections 653, 654, 654a, 663, and 666 of Title 42 of the United States Code (42 U.S.C. §§ 653, 654, 654a, 663, and 666) and Sections 302.35, 303.3, 303.7, and 303.15 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations (45 C.F.R. §§ 302.35, 303.3, 303.7, and 303.15) in locating parents and their assets for the purposes of:

(1) establishing paternity;

(2) establishing, setting the amount of, modifying, or enforcing child support obligations;

(3) making or enforcing a child custody determination; or

(4) assisting in cases of parental kidnapping.  • 1 & 2

(b) Locate only services.  When authorized persons apply for locate only services, Form 03EN007E, Locate Only Rights and Responsibilities, must be completed and submitted with an application for child support services.

(c) Most Wanted Missing Parent program (MWMP).

(1) Per Section 240.24 of Title 56 of the Oklahoma Statutes, CSS maintains publicly accessible lists of Oklahoma's CSS most wanted and missing parents to find parents, who:

(A) are in arrears in court-ordered child support obligations;

(B) are sought for the purpose of establishing a child support order; or

(C) have a valid child support arrest warrant issued at the time of the MWMP listing.

(2) At CSS's discretion the list may include the names of parents who were referred for inclusion according to CSS established criteria.


Revised 9-15-17

1.  Child Support Services (CSS) State Parent Locate Service is responsible for in-state "locate only" cases, in-state child custody cases, in-state parental kidnapping cases, requests for locate from other states, and communications with the Federal Parent Locate Service.

2.  The locate requirement may be met when location information on the noncustodial parent (NCP) is received from:

(1) automated information networks within the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, agencies of other states, federal agencies, and other countries;

(2) the custodial person;

(3) the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, or Oklahoma Tax Commission;

(4) current or past employers;

(5) federal or state income tax agencies or departments;

(6) financial institutions;

(7) fraternal organizations;

(8) new hire, quarterly wage, and unemployment insurance data;

(9) police, parole, and probation records;

(10) relatives and friends of the NCP;

(11) the phone, electric, or water companies;

(12) unions;

(13) United States Postal Service; or

(14) social media.

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