Howard County

Howard County

Geneva Rieu
Acting Director

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.

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

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) Program Logo

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-


Family Services Intake 410-872-8804

Service Fax
Economic Assistance