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Notice/Order of Payment Increase

The Notice/Order of Payment Increase (NOPI) mailing is to obtain a monthly judgment payment of 5% of the total child support order when there is no court ordered judgment payment or to increase the monthly judgment payment by 5%.

The NOPI is an administrative enforcement action of the Department of Human Services, Child Support division authorized under the Director’s Order statute (56 O.S. § 240.23), which allows the OKDHS to approve the monthly payment without the necessity of a judge’s approval. The OKDHS director has delegated signature authority of this notice to Child Support Services(CSS) attorneys.

Legal Authority for NOPI

Authority to Enter Orders Over Signature of Director 56 O.S. § 240.23

Required Elements:

  1. An obligation to pay child support has been established through an order of the district or administrative court
  2. Open child support case
  3. The obligor owes past due child support


If these elements are present, CSS may issue an NOPI to establish a monthly judgment payment or increase the monthly judgment payment in an amount not to exceed five percent (5%) of the total child support order. The increase may not be made more than once every twelve (12) months.

This remedy is in addition to and not in lieu of other available remedies.