OSCCE Expands Payment Kiosk Program
The Office of State Court Collections Enforcement (OSCCE) has announced plans to expand its successful payment kiosk system in the next six months. The kiosk program, aimed at making payments of fees and fines more accessible for Delawareans, provides easy to follow step-by-step instructions and allows payments to be made at any time to multiple agencies and courts from various locations.
Programming enhancements to the payment kiosk menu will enable payments to the Court of Common Pleas, Justice of the Peace Court, Family Court, and the Department of Correction to be paid in real time. Payments to a new agency " the Division of Child Support " will be featured on the menu of entities that can be paid through the payment kiosk as of August 2014. This new feature will interface with the Division of Child Support's iPay system. OSCCE has partnered with the Department of Motor Vehicles to add payment kiosks at select DMV locations. The first of these kiosks will be placed in the Kent County Department of Motor Vehicles. If successful, other county locations will be added.
"In early fall of 2014, non-custodial parents will be able to make child support payments on line as well as via the TouchPayâ„¢ kiosks located throughout the state. The kiosks will allow these parents to pay cash to avoid incarceration for contempt which will make the process of complying much easier for them. Currently, they need to purchase money orders or cashier's checks and travel to one of the three child support office's during business hours to make these payments which is often difficult for them. It will be particularly helpful when the kiosks are located in or near the Family Courts."
Midge Holland, Chief of Administration, Division of Child Support Enforcement, Delaware Health and Social Services.