The Civil Division has jurisdiction over any civil action or action in equity (excluding family matters) brought in the District of Columbia, except where jurisdiction is exclusively vested in the Federal Court.
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.
To learn more about civil matters at the DC Courts, click here.
Nonpayment of Rent Complaint for Residential Property
Use this free program to create a Notice to Quit when your tenant has not paid the agreed rent.
Renter's Complaint about Housing Conditions
Use this free program to create a Verified Complaint that you can file with the DC Civil Actions Clerk's office about a Housing Regulation violation. The court may order your landlord to do repairs or maintenance. The clerk will charge you $15 to file your complaint. If you cannot afford the fee, ask for a waiver.
Proof of Service
Service is making sure the other person (or people) in your case has received the papers you filed. You must "serve" the other person (or people) so your case can move forward. Use this program to create the forms you need to serve and create Proof of Service forms.
Application to Stay Writ of Restitution
Use in Washington DC to request a stay of an eviction
Small Claims Statement of Claims
Use to create a Statement of Claim and Information Sheet for use in Small Claims court in Washington DC
Civil Actions Complaint
Use this program to file a Complaint in the Civil Division of the D.C. Superior Court.
Use this interview in the Civil Actions Branch of the DC Superior Court to ask the Court to make a decision in your case.
Motion to Continue Civil Hearing
Use in Civil Court division in Washington DC Superior Courts to get a court hearing or conference rescheduled.
Motion for Civil Restraining Order
Use to request a Restraining Order in the Civil Division of the DC Superior Court.