These procedures are in effect unless they are inconsistent with the pandemic procedures contained elsewhere on the website.
1) If paternity is established administratively, where both parties signed the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) and returned the completed form to the Bureau of Child Support Enforcement (BCSE), the parties will need to contact the BCSE, Paternity Coordinator, P.O. Box 8018, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8018, or by phone at 1-800-932-0211. Mother may also contact the Bureau of Vital Records (BVR), P.O. Box 1528, New Castle, PA 16103-1528, or by phone at 1-800-724-3258, with questions concerning the child's birth certificate. The BVR does not accept requests from the child's father.
2) If paternity has been established judicially, the mother will need to obtain a certified copy of the order establishing paternity from the Department of Court Records (DCR), Allegheny Building, 429 Forbes Avenue, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. The mother must then forward the certified copy, along with a written request to have the father's name added to the child's birth certificate, to the Bureau of Vital Records (BVR), P.O. Box 1528, New Castle, PA 16103-1528 or by phone 412-565-5113. The BVR does not accept requests from the child's father.
In person - you may file at the Intake Unit located in the Manor Building, 5th Floor, 564 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15219, Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM OR you may file at the South Hills Office (SHO) located at Suite 200, 250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., Pittsburgh PA 15234, or the Penn Hills Office (PHO) located at 12000 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235, Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Support complaints for local cases are also processed during night court hours on Wednesday from 4:30 - 7:00 PM at the Family Court Facility, 440 Ross Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219. If appearing in person, bringing a completed Intake Information Questionnaire (located in the court manual of this website) will expedite processing time.
By mail - the forms required can be obtained by either calling our office at 412-350-5600 or by following directions provided in the Adult Section Court Manual. Completed forms can be returned by mail, by following the instructions provided.
You may also change your address online, if you are a registered user of the PA Child Support website, at: www.childsupport.state.pa.us.