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About Domestic Relations


Credit Card Payment Options

There are four different options of paying child and/or spousal support by credit card. Each of the options of paying support allows you to pay any amount toward your obligation. However, each has a fee. Please review all options below before choosing the one that best fits your payment.

  1. You may call the Pennsylvania State Collection Disbursement Unit (Pa. SCDU) and make a credit card payment over the phone.  
    The phone number is (1-800)955-2305. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards are accepted.  The fees for this service are as follows:  2.95% for payments of $700 or less and a flat fee of $20 for payment over $700. 

  2. You may pay your support online at This website allows you to pay Pennsylvania support by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card. There is a convenience fee of $11.75 for any support payments made through this site. The fee is charged by the website.

  3. You may pay your support on-line at This site accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards. The website charges a 5% fee for all transaction. Therefore, if you make a payment of $100, the fee is $5. If you make a payment of $1,000, the fee is $50.

Court Costs, Fees, Fines, Contempt Charges *

You may pay court costs, fees, fines, and contempt charges for Domestic Relations cases by credit card at:
Elk County Domestic Relations Section
Elk County Courthouse Courthouse
250 Main Street
Ridgway, PA 15853

* If you pay a fee, fine, court cost, or contempt charge by credit card through this website, you must contact the Elk County Domestic Relations Office at 1-814-772-5155 or at .">. and inform the staff of your payment. If the Elk County Domestic Relations Office is not notified that you are making the payment for such purposes, the payment may be automatically applied to your child support for that month and not toward your fees, fines or costs.

For those receiving child support payments, you can check the status of your case by clicking the following link: