Denying, Restricting, Suspending, or Not Renewing a License
Wisconsin law permits a child support agency to certify for the denial, nonrenewal, restriction, or suspension of professional, occupational, recreational, or driver's license if:
- a court has not prohibited license suspension,
- there is no alternative payment plan in effect for the case,
- the payer's name is listed on the Child Support Lien Docket, or
- there is a child support lien against the payer/obligor and the lien amount in the payer's case equals or exceeds 300% of the monthly amount due in the court order or $1000.00, whichever is greater.
- the support order is for $400/month
- the support amount owed is $1200 (equals three months' support obligation)
- the child support agency may begin action to certify for denial, suspension, restriction, or non-renewal of a license that the non-paying parent holds or seeks.
The child support agency will notify the non-paying parent of enforcement actions the agency may take unless the obligated parent:
- contacts the child support agency,
- requests a hearing,
- agrees to an alternative payment plan, or
- pays up all the past-due support.
If the parent agrees to an alternative payment plan, or pays all the past-due support, the CSA will submit the parent's name to the license-issuing agency to have the license reinstated.