Harrison County MS Child Support Office

Find Harrison County, Mississippi child support offices, agency, enforcement, or division of child supportive services. Child support offices provide information on child support and custody laws, attorneys and lawyers, child support payments, collections, filings, and applications.

Harrison County DHS 10260 Larkin Smith Drive Gulfport MS 39503 228-897-5790

About the Harrison County Child Support Office

The Harrison County Child Support Office is part of a national system for child support enforcement in Harrison County, MS. Mississippi is required by law to operate a child support enforcement program and to establish an office or division specifically for that purpose. In most states, the Child Support Office is part of a human services or social services department or the Attorney General's Office. In a few cases, the Child Support Agency is a division within the Revenue Department.

You may contact the Child Support Office for questions about:
  • Harrison County Child Support program and services
  • Child support hearings and cases
  • Child support obligations, payments and fees
  • Child support account information
  • Paternity tests in Harrison County, MS
Harrison County Child Support Payments

The Office of Child Support Services in Harrison County is responsible for ensuring that non-custodial parents make child support payments. The Harrison County Child Support Office typically engages in all phases of the child support process, from locating non-custodial parents and establishing paternity to establishing Harrison County child support case and Harrison County Family Court orders and enforcing child support payments. In addition to child support payments, a Harrison County child support order may also address a child's health care and medical support.

Child Support Enforcement in Harrison County, MS

The Harrison County Division of Child Support has extensive authority in the enforcement of child support orders, including wage garnishment, filing liens on property in Harrison County, Mississippi, and suspending driver's licenses and professional or trade licenses. The Department of Child Support works cooperatively with the Harrison County Court System to enforce support orders. Harrison County Child Support Services also offers supportive services to help non-custodial parents in meeting their obligations through referrals to employment services or co-parenting and healthy fatherhood programs.

Federal Child Support Enforcement

The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is housed within the Department of Health and Human Services. The OCSE is charged with the oversight of all child support programs in Harrison County, conducting reviews and audits of Mississippi State, territory, and tribal programs. Mississippi State is required to submit plans for the implementation of its support enforcement programs, which are subject to review and approval by OCSE. The OCSE also provides states and tribes with policy recommendations, training, and technical assistance. The Federal government reimburses approximately two-thirds of the MS Child Support Office costs.