About Child Support Services

Strengthen Georgia by providing individuals and families access to services that promote self-sufficiency, independence and protect Georgia's vulnerable children and adults.

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) shoulders a great responsibility in bettering the lives of over 533,000 Georgia children. DCSS is the division within DHS that enhances the well-being of children by providing the following services:

  • Locating alleged fathers and noncustodial parents
  • Establishing paternity (when necessary)
  • Establishing child support orders
  • Ensuring compliance of the court orders
  • Modifying child support obligations, and
  • Collecting and distributing child support payments  

The DCSS program provides these services in an effort to help families achieve self-sufficiency because the non-payment of child support is a key factor contributing to the impoverishment of children. We also promote parental accountability, and by doing so we reduce the public’s responsibility for providing financial and medical support to children. 

DCSS also administers and coordinates several Outreach Programs that include but are not limited to the Fatherhood Program and Program Solving Courts. These programs are devoted to increasing non-custodial parental involvement in the child’s life.

Contact DCSS for additional information about the services that we offer at 1-844-MYGADHS or 1-844-694-2347.
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Apply for Child Support Services Online
You may apply online from the comfort of your home using the Constituent Services Portal by clicking on this link: Apply Online through Constituent Services Portal

You may also download the appropriate Application for Services from the DCSS website. Before you begin the application process, please review the list of instructions and required documents by clicking on this link: Applicant Instructions and Required Documents.