Child Support Program

Child Support Services was established for the purpose of legally requiring responsible parents to support their children. The program assists individuals with obtaining support from a non-custodial parent for the child to have an economically stable home.

Applications can be taken at DSS or mailed in to the office. Anyone that has of a child and the parent is not in the home may apply for child support services.

If you have questions or would like additional information please contact a Customer Service Representative at 1.800.992.9457.


If you are receiving services with our agency such as Medicaid or Work First Family Assistance, there is no fee for you to apply.

If you are not receiving services, the application fee is based on income and the amounts are $10 and $25. That fee is non-refundable and will need to be paid before we open your case.

Services Provided

  • Location of non-custodial  parents
  • Establishment of paternity, if necessary
  • Establishment of a support obligation
  • Collection of support
  • Enforcement of support obligation


Lenoir County Department of Social Services

Administration, Personnel, Business Officer/Accounting

Fax - 252-559-6381

Adult Services & Child Welfare Services

Fax - 252-520-7878

Child Support Services

Fax - 252-559-6380

Economic Services (Food & Nutrition Services, Medicaid, Fraud, Energy, Transportation)

Fax - 252-559-6328 

Medicaid Expansion

Phone Number :252-559-6269



Physical Address:

130 W King Street
Kinston, NC 28501-4836

Mailing Address:
PO Box 6
Kinston, NC 28503-0006

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 7:30am to 5:00pm
Wednesday – 7:30am to 12:00pm

Director: Jeff Harrison

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information please visit the NC DHHS Website.