The Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) offers numerous services to parents or legal guardians trying to obtain financial and medical support for their child or children. Our child support staff can help you locate a missing parent, establish paternity, obtain or modify court orders and enforce those orders. Tennessee child support staff also works with other states, territories and countries that participate in the IV-D program for child support purposes.
Either parent (the custodial and noncustodial parent) or caregiver of a child can apply for child support services in Tennessee. You can also apply if you are owed unpaid support. If you receive public assistance, you must cooperate with child support. When you apply for services, you will need to provide certain information such as: information on the parent who is responsible for support, birth certificate for each child, listing of all legal actions related to child support and/or paternity and the most recent employer information for the noncustodial parent. You can complete the application online at: https://csonlineapp.dhs.tn.gov/Home/Login, or download a child support application here: https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/for-families/child-support-services/child-support-applying-for-services.html. Once you have completed the application, you can mail, fax or bring the application in person to your local child support office. Information on individual offices can be found in the Location and Contact Information section.
How to get started
- Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.
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