Child Support Enforcement Administration

Enforcement

Provides enforcement of the child support orders and refers customers to the Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program (NPEP). The NPEP program was formed as a partnership between the Family Investment Division and Child Support Enforcement Administration to help the non-custodial parent gain meaningful employment so that they not only could make their payments but could also be a role model for their children.

Establishment

Provide locate services to families and establishes court orders for child support.

Men Encouraging Nurturing & Supporting (M.E.N.S.) Program

Provides life skills development and support groups for dads. This is a 10 week parenting and support program that encourages fathers to participate equally in raising their children. MENS promotes fathers making better decisions to improve their lives and to promote healthy growth and development of their children.

Sherman Minor, M.E.N.S. Coordinator
410-872-8777

Contact Information

Customer Service: 1-800-332-6347

Making Child Support Payments

Mail Child Support Payments to:
Maryland Child Support Account
P.O. Box 17396
Baltimore, Maryland 21297-1396

Note: Please include the non-custodial parent’s name, nine digit case number, or social security number on all remittances. Correspondence should still be sent directly to your local agency.


Electronic Payments
If you would prefer to remit your payment electronically, CSEA offers SMART e-pay, https://md.smartchildsupport.com. There will be several electronic options available:

  • ACH Credit – This works best for employers and offers free processing.
  • ACH Debit – This can be used by both employers and non-custodial parents for one time or recurring bank drafts. There is no usage fee.
  • Visa, Master Card and Discover payments will also be accepted. There will be a fee of 2.5% of the payment amount per transaction.
    • You can also remit your payment by the Maryland SDU Pay-By-Phone system. Please call 1-888-351-3851. Visa, Mastercard and Discover payments are accepted. There will be a fee of 2.5% of the payment amount per transaction.

More Information & Resources

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

Tori Hatchett, Assistant Director
Sandra Rushmore, Enforcement Supervisor
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
410-313-4202

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
410-313-2111

Link to Child Support Worksheet

http://www.dhr.state.md.us/CSOCGuide/App/worksheetA.do