Howard County

Howard CountyKaren Butler Karen Butler Director

Howard County DSS

7121 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia, Maryland 21046 Phone: 410-872-8700 Email Address: howco.dss@maryland.gov 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

Child Support Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:00pm Child Support Payments Mon-Fri, 8:30am-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

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 Shawnanda Bishop, Enforcement Supervisor Robin Markush, Special Counsel Office of Attorney General Howard County Sheriff’s Office Circuit Court 8360 Court Avenue Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 William J. McMahon, Sheriff for Howard County 410-313-2150 Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Howard County Circuit Court 8360 Court Avenue Ellicott City, Maryland 21043 Wayne A. Robey, Clerk of the Howard County Circuit Court 410-313-2111

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?
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