Child Support


The Child Support Division of the Juvenile Court hears petitions which deal with issues involving the establishment of parentage, setting of child support and contempt proceedings. There are three full-time Magistrates assigned to this division by the Presiding Judge of Juvenile Court, along with additional Court personnel and clerk staff. The Court also hears actions involving collection of support for children who have been placed in State custody. This division of the Court operates under Federal Regulation and a contract with the State of Tennessee to provide the staff necessary to manage an ever-growing caseload. The Court works along with the local child support office, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, Silverdale CoreCivic and other local agencies to set, collect, enforce and distribute child support to thousands of families. The Court hears a large percentage of all child support cases in the County and is responsible for collection of several million dollars annually for Hamilton County children.


State of TN Child Support Information

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Child Support


Question: Where will my child support hearing take place?
Answer: 1221 E. Main Street Chattanooga, TN 37408 or 1600 East Third Street Chattanooga, TN 37404


Question: Where do I go to file my initial child support application?
Answer: Maximus, Inc. (Address: 5751 Uptain Road Suite 206 Chattanooga, TN 37411)


Question: What number do I call if I need to contact my caseworker or the State Attorney on my case?
Answer: Phone number: (423) 508-6500


Question: How do I contact the State of Tennessee Department of Human Services Child Support Division?
Answer: Call (615) 313-4880


Question: Where is the State of Tennessee Department of Human Services Child Support Division?
Answer: 400 Deaderick Street Citizens Plaza Building 12th Floor Nashville, TN


Question: Who should I contact regarding payments?
Answer: The Central Child Support Receipting Unit.
P.O. Box 305200 Nashville, TN 37229
Phone number: 1-800-838-6911



Child Support Clinics

Free Legal Advice, with Legal Aid of East Tennessee:

On the second Thursday of every month from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., volunteer attorneys provide free legal consultations on matters related to child support for all with cases at the Hamilton County Juvenile Court, located at 1600 East 3rd Street. Our goal is to reduce the need for imprisonment of persons due to child support obligations by empowering them with correct information. Persons do not have to qualify for Legal Aid Services in order to benefit from free consultation.


Child Support Clinics Information (PDF)

Contact Information

Child Support Division of Juvenile Court

(Hours: 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Except for these holidays)

Address: 1221 E. Main Street Chattanooga, TN 37408

Phone Number: 423-209-5300

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