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Rule 5101:12-20-05.2 | State parent locator service.


(A) The office of child support within the Ohio department of job and family services maintains a state parent locator service (SPLS) to collect location information about individuals. SPLS is accessed through the support enforcement tracking system (SETS).

(B) When the location of an individual is unknown, SETS automatically accesses SPLS in order to determine the location or employment of the individual.

(C) SPLS will receive location information from the following sources:

(1) The Ohio bureau of motor vehicles;

(2) The Ohio new hire registry; and

(3) Other information that is available through data exchange between various entities and the office of information services within the Ohio department of job and family services. When a child support enforcement agency (CSEA) receives location information through the data exchange, and the information is federal tax information (FTI) as described in rule 5101:12-1-20 of the Administrative Code and its supplemental rules, the CSEA shall separately verify the FTI prior to its use.

Last updated December 15, 2021 at 11:39 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3125.25
Amplifies: 3125.03
Five Year Review Date: 9/20/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/1976, 12/1/1978, 8/1/1982, 11/11/1988, 8/1/1990, 5/22/1992 (Emer.), 8/1/1992, 12/21/1992, 4/1/1993, 6/2/2001, 6/15/2006, 3/1/2012