Dorchester County

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Lisa Hartman


We envision partnering with the community and residents of Dorchester County to empower and strengthen vulnerable individuals and families to self sufficiency, independence, health and wellbeing.


We will respectfully assist families and individuals of Dorchester County with a safety net of services to help them maintain, and/or enhance their quality of life; and to prevent abuse, neglect, and the exploitation of the community’s most vulnerable.

Dorchester County DSS

627 Race Street
Cambridge, Maryland 21613



Fax: 410-901-1047

Hours of Operation:
Beginning November 1st, we will be instituting our winter hours of 8am – 4:30pm

Office of Child Support Enforcement

627 Race Street
Cambridge, MD 21613

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 259,
Cambridge, MD 21613

Customer Service:


Automated Customer Service and Payment Information:


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Child Support Information and Resources

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff – James Phillips
829 Fieldcrest Road
Cambridge, MD 21613

Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
P.O Box 150
206 High Street
Cambridge, MD 21613

Open: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Cambridge Police Department
8 Washington Street
Cambridge, Maryland 21613

Dorchester County State’s Attorney
William H. Jones
501 Court Lane, Suite 211
Cambridge, MD 21613

Special Announcements:

Upcoming Events

Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Assistance
Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
Temporary Disabilities Assistance Program (TDAP)
Food Supplement, TCA, and TDAP
Emergency Assistance for Families & Children (EAFC)
Medical Assistance
Medical Assistance (Medicaid/MA)
Different Ways to Qualify for MA
Child Care Subsidy (CCS-formerly POC)
What should I bring when I apply?

Contact Information

Service Phone
Child Protective Services


Child Protective Services (after hours)

410-228-2222 (Sheriff’s Dept)

General Information