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Civil cases are brought against a party, business or company when the nature of a suit involves an alleged wrongful act. Generally, civil suits are non-criminal actions and result in a party owing money or performing an action ordered by the Court. Common Court actions arise from disputes involving unpaid loans, unpaid rent, and breach of contract.
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The public information viewed on the Court Cases Online system reflects the docket entries in civil, criminal, criminal domestic violence and tax cases, probate cases for large estates and small estates, disclaimers of interest, major litigation, wills and foreign estate proceedings.
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Civil Division

Presiding Judge: J. Ramsey Johnson
Deputy Presiding Judge: Laura A. Cordero
Director: Zabrina W. Dempson, Esq.
(202) 879-1680

Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20001

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays:
9:00 a.m. to 12 noon 

Wednesdays:
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (only Small Claims, and Landlord & Tenant)

Filings can be made in the after-hours filing box in the lobby of the Moultrie Courthouse.

Branch Telephone Numbers

Civil Actions Branch:
(202) 879-1133

Landlord and Tenant Branch:
(202) 879-4879

Small Claims and Conciliation Branch:
(202) 879-1120

Quality Review Branch:
(202) 879-1750