Restricted Driver’s Licenses for Child Support Debtors
Topeka – Beginning in April, 2009 the State of Kansas will have an additional
tool to ensure children receive the support they are due.
Kansas law allows for the restriction of driving privileges of individuals
owing $500 or more in past due child support. A restricted license allows an
individual to drive to and from work, to and from school and during the course
of the person’s work.
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS), division
of Child Support Enforcement (CSE) sent notification letters to nearly 3,000
people meeting the criteria for sanction in November 2008. An additional
warning letter will be mailed to individuals that continue to meet the criteria
for sanction in late January. Restrictions will take effect in April.
Individuals whose licenses have been restricted can resolve the issue by
contacting CSE. A parent can choose to pay past due child support in full,
accept income withholding, or agree to a payment plan.
Initial notifications have resulted in collection of substantial past due
payments owed to children.