One of the most monthly searched topics in Baltimore County is how do I file for child support or pay for child support
For whatever reason, it did not work out with the parent of your child and you need financial assistance or need to pay child support.
Here is step-by-step process on how to obtain child support in Baltimore County. If you have been ordered to pay child support, here are steps to begin that process
Filling Out Applications
Applications for Child Support services can be submit online via either the Department of
Human Services (DHS) Website or MyDHR portal
A paper application can be downloaded from the DHS Website and mailed to your local child support office.
Checking the Status of My Application
To check on a status of an application go to, https://mydhrbenefits.dhr.state.md.us/dashboardClient/#/home
Obtain Information About My Case
To find out the latest information about a child support case, go to https://mydhrbenefits.dhr.state.md.us/dashboardClient/#/home. Customers can also call the
DHS Customer Service Call Center at 1-800-332-6347.
Making a Payment
Payments can be made at
https://md.smartchildsupport.com (processing fees for making online payment are waived until
September 30, 2021); by calling at 844-324-3855; or by mailing a check by order to:
Maryland Child Support Account
PO Box 17396
Baltimore, Maryland 21297
Payments can be made at local child support offices and courthouses. In
addition, KIOSKS located in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County.
Finding My Child Support Hearing Date
To find out the date for your hearing, please call the DHS Customer Service Call Center at 1- 800-332-6347 to contact your local office.
Requesting Genetic Testing
You have the option to request genetic testing. Please contact the DHS Customer Service. Please call the center at 1-800-332-6347 to contact your local office.
Determining the Amount of Child Support
The Child Support Administration (CSA) has an online calculator that will estimate the amount of child support that the court may approve under current guidelines. It is recommended to consult with a lawyer if there are any questions about your legal rights and obligations.