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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  

Renter's Complaint about Housing Conditions  

Proof of Service  

Application to Stay Writ of Restitution  

Small Claims Statement of Claims