Howard County

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Karen Butler

Howard County DSS

7121 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, Maryland 21046

Phone: (410) 872-8700
Email Address:

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, 8:00 am until 7:00 pm

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Child Support Enforcement
Mon-Thurs, 8:00am-4:00pm

Child Support Payments
Mon-Fri, 8:00am-2:00pm

Customer Service: 1-800-332-6347

Automated Customer Service and Payment Information: 1-800-723-9937

Facsimile: 410-872-4305

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Child Support Information and Resources

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Please call the Customer Service number, 1-800-332-6347, for more information, or any of our partner agencies listed below for more information on the enforcement or establishment of your case.

Dawn Delepenha-Boyer, Establishment Supervisor
Nadeem Mughal, Fiscal Supervisor

Robin Markush, Special Counsel
Office of Attorney General

Howard County Sheriff’s Office
Circuit Court
8360 Court Avenue
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

James Fitzgerald, Sheriff for Howard County

Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Howard County
Circuit Court
8360 Court Avenue
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

Margaret Rappaport, Clerk of the Howard County Circuit Court

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
Medical Assistance
Medical Assistance (Medicaid/MA)
Different Ways to Qualify for MA
Emergency Assistance for Families & Children (EAFC)
Child Care Subsidy (CCS-formerly POC)
What should I bring when I apply?
How long does it take to get benefits if I am eligible?
Heating & Electric Help
Additional Information

Contact Information

Service Phone
Adoption 410-872-8808
Adult Protective Services 410-872-8823
Child Protective Services 410-872-4203
Child Protective Services (after hours) 410-313-2929 (Police Dept)
Foster Care 410-872-8839
In-Home Family Services 410-872-8823

Service Fax
Child, Family & Adult Services 410-872-4303
Child Support 410-872-4305
Economic Assistance 410-872-4222
Employment Resource Center 410-872-0733