Applying for 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.
The child support schedule displays the dollar amount of child support obligations corresponding to various levels of combined adjusted gross income of the children’s parents and the number of children for whom a child support order is being established or modified
Make a Payment On-Line
Beginning Monday, June 29, 2009 you can register and schedule payments at https://tn.smartchildsupport.com. Payments scheduled must be for a payment date of July 1, 2009 or later.
The new web site will offer both non-recurring and recurring payments. We encourage you to save time and ensure child support payments are made timely by taking advantage of the recurring payment option.
If you have additional questions or need assistance, please contact the Child Support Payment Hotline: (615) 253-4394 (local) or 1-800-838-6911 (toll free) Note: If you are calling from a cell phone and have free long distance, please call the local number instead of the toll free number.
Information for Parents - Forms for Establishing and Modifying Support Orders
"What's the Rush?" is a statewide effort to educate Tennessee's youth about the legal, financial and social consequences of becoming teen parents.