Maryland Child Support

The Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR)

“is the state’s primary social service provider, serving over one million people annually.  The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.

Vision

We envision a Maryland where people independently support themselves and their families and where individuals are safe from abuse and neglect.

Mission

We will aggressively pursue opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide prevention services, and protect vulnerable children and adults.”

Overview

Maryland child support is the state’s primary social service provider, serving over one million people annually. The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.

The Maryland child support program provides many services to families across the state. These services include:

  • Establishing paternity for children born out of wedlock
  • Establishing and enforcing child support orders
  • Locating absent parents
  • Collecting child support payments
  • Distributing child support payments to families
  • Providing medical support for children

The Maryland child support program is committed to helping families in need. If you are a family in need of child support services, please contact your local department of social services.

Maryland Child Support Services Contact Information

Child Support Enforcement Administration, Department of Human Resources
Saratoga State Center
311 West Saratoga Street, Room 301
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-3521
Office: (410) 767-7065
Fax: (410) 333-6264
Customer Service: (800) 332-6347

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