Howard County

Howard CountyStephen Liggett-Creel

Stephen Liggett-Creel

Howard County DSS

9780 Patuxent Woods 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

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

Child Support Payments
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-2:00pm

Customer Service:


Automated Customer Service and Payment Information:


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

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

Public Assistance to Entrepreneurship (PA2E)

Public Assistance to Entrepreneurship (PA2E)

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
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)
Child Care Scholarship (CCS)
Medical Assistance
Medical Assistance (Medicaid/MA)
Different Ways to Qualify for MA
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


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


Child Support


Economic Assistance


Employment Resource Center