NEW!Small Claims and Landlord and Tenant Courtrooms
Document Presentation Equipment:
Did you know that you can present your documents and pictures on the big monitor in the Small Claims and Landlord and Tenant Courtrooms using our NOMAD equipment? There is no reservation required; Just ask a Courtroom Clerk for assistance. Click here for further details.
New Rental Housing Late Fee Fairness Act: The Court will no longer accept Notice to Tenant of Payment to Avoid Eviction Forms (Form 6) that include late fees. Please click here for detailed information.
New Interactive Telephone System – Effective Monday, January 30, 2017 a new interactive voice response telephone system will be implemented to provide 24/7 access to real time case information. Please click here for detailed information.
Changes to Landlord and Tenant Branch Trials - Effective Monday, January 30, 2017, the time for trials will change from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Please click here for detailed information.
Landlord and Tenant Branch
- The Landlord and Tenant Branch handles all actions for the possession of real property.
Contact - Landlord and Tenant Branch
Hours of OperationMondays-Fridays: 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.
Wednesdays: 6:30p.m.- 8:00p.m. (protective order payments only)
LocationCourt Building B
510 4th Street N.W., Room 110
Washington, D.C. 20001
Main Contact**Note: The Landlord Tenant Branch experiences very high call volumes, so there may be a delay until your call can be handled. Please feel free to click here to use our Live Chat option, which is available 8:30 to 5pm Monday through Friday (during very busy times, there may be a wait, so you can leave an inquiry which will be answered by 10am the next day).
Information: (202) 879-4879
Recording: (202) 879-1152
LaShaye White, Branch Chief
Phone: (202) 508-1619
Landlord Tenant Resource CenterThe Resource Center provides free legal information to both unrepresented landlords and unrepresented tenants who have residential housing disputes.
Law Students in CourtStudents from local law schools are available during the school year to provide advice to unrepresented tenants and assist them in filling out forms and pleadings. In some cases, a student supervised by a licensed attorney will represent a tenant throughout the case. Law Students in Court is generally in the Landlord and Tenant court beginning at 9:30 a.m.
- Help self-represented persons understand court proceedings
- Assist self-represented persons prepare pleadings
- Provide information on how to obtain continuances and retain counsel
- Make referrals to legal service providers in appropriate cases
- Inform low-income litigants of financial and other social service resources that might be available and refer them to the appropriate resources