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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, CCA Silverdale 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.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Child Support
1. Where do I go to file my initial child support application?

Maximus, Inc.
(Contracted by the State of Tennessee, Department of Human Services – Local Office)
5751 Uptain Road
Suite 206
Chattanooga, TN  37411
(423) 508-6500

2. Who to contact regarding payments?

Central Child Support Receipting Unit
P.O. Box 305200
Nashville, TN  37229

3.  If I need to contact my caseworker or the State Attorney  on my case – what number do I call?
(423) 508-6500  
4. What is the address and telephone number for the  Department of Human Services – Child Support Division in Nashville, Tennessee?

State of Tennessee
Department of  Human Services
400 Deaderick Street
Citizens Plaza Building
12th Floor
Nashville, TN  37248
(615) 313-4700
(615) 313-4880

5. After all preliminary work is completed what location will  my child support hearing take place?

1221 E. Main Street
Chattanooga, TN  37408

With the exception of rehearings,  which are held at:

1600 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN  37404

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