Step 1: Gather and complete required documents

In order to apply for child support services, you will need:

You may also need:

  • Custody and guardianship papers
  • Your marriage certificate and/or divorce decree

Step 2: Send or Bring the Documents to HCJFS

There are variety of ways to return the documents to Hamilton County Job and Family Services, you may:

Mail Documents

Mail documents to:

HCJFS Child Support Services
222 East Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Fax Documents

Documents can be faxed to (513) 946-2395.

Email Documents

Documents can be emailed to:

Deliver In-Person

The Hamilton County Job and Family Services Child Support office is located at:

Sixth Floor
222 East Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202

You can apply in person between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Step 3: Genetic testing or Support Hearing

Once all documents have been received, a child support caseworker will be assigned to your case. That worker may ask you for additional documentation and will attempt to verify the location of the other parent. After those steps are complete, you will be notified by mail of either an appointment for genetic testing or, if paternity is known, a support hearing will be scheduled.