Generally, any petition naming the Department of Social Services (DSS) or one of its divisions as a party should be captioned with Department of Social Services followed by the applicable division. 

For example:

Jane Doe v. Missouri Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division

Summons

Please use the appropriate service address based on the division you need to send the summons to:

Division Address
Garnishments and Collection Actions Office of the Director
Missouri Department of Social Services
221 W. High Street, Room 240
Jefferson City, MO  65101
Children's Division
(Adoptions, judicial reviews of child abuse/ neglect findings, etc.)
Office of the Director
Children's Division
10th Floor Jefferson Building
205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO  65103
Child Support
(Any matter involving child support and requests for child support records, etc.)
Office of the Director
Family Support Division
615 Howerton Court
Jefferson City, MO  65109
Division of Youth Services Office of the Director
Division of Youth Services
3418 Knipp Drive, Suite A-1
Jefferson City, MO  65109
Family Support Division * Office of the Director
Family Support Division
615 Howerton Court
Jefferson City, MO  65109
MO HealthNet
(Petitions to reduce Medicaid liens bankruptcies, etc.)
Office of the Director
Missouri HealthNet Division
615 Howerton Court
Jefferson City, MO  65109
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind Office of the Director
Family Support Division
615 Howerton Court
Jefferson City, MO  65109
Missouri Medicaid Audit & Compliance Office of the Director
Missouri Medicaid Audit & Compliance
205 Jefferson Street, 2nd Floor
Jefferson City, MO 65102

*Family Support Division (FSD) staff being summoned under their capacity as a FSD employee may be served in the main office they work in.

Bankruptcy

The Department of Social Services (DSS) may be a party in a bankruptcy proceeding related to a client, vendor, employee, etc. If an employee of DSS is alerted in writing or verbally that a client, employee, or vendor has filed bankruptcy, it is called a notice of bankruptcy.  When a client, employee, or vendor has named DSS as a creditor, DSS will receive copies of documents or correspondence filed in bankruptcy court. The notice of bankruptcy should be scanned and emailed to [email protected]. If scanning/emailing is not an option, mail documents/correspondence to:

Division of Finance and Administrative Services
ATTN: DFAS Bankruptcy Coordinator
615 Howerton Court
Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Original notices should be mailed to Division of Finance and Administrative Services when possible. For more information call 573-751-7533.

Subpoenas

Please use the appropriate service address based on the division you need to send the subpoena to:

Division Address
Children's Division
(Witness Testimony, Deposition, Custodian of Records)
Send to the local Children's Division Office address.
Family Support Division*
(Subpoenas for case records)
Custodian of Records
Family Support Division
615 Howerton Court
Jefferson City, MO 65109

*Family Support Division (FSD) staff being subpoenaed under their capacity as a FSD employee may be served in the main office they work in.

If you wish to serve a subpoena on the Department or any of its other divisions, please do so at the addresses listed above for serving a summons.