Howard County

Howard CountyStephen Liggett-Creel

Stephen Liggett-Creel
Director

Howard County DSS

9780 Patuxent Woods 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.

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:

1-844-324-3855

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.

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

Marcus Harris, 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

Public Assistance to Entrepreneurship (PA2E)

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The Public Assistance to Entrepreneurship Program (PA2E) offers classes on starting a business. Courses are conducted virtually and/or in a classroom setting with other Department of Human Services (DHS) customers… Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Assistance
Medical Assistance

Contact Information

Service Phone
Adoption – Become a Foster Parent 410-872-8839
Adult Protective Services -24 Hours- 410-872-8823
Child Protective Services -24 Hours-

410-872-4203

Family Services Intake 410-872-8804

Service Fax
Economic Assistance

410-872-8700