Information for the public in the event of a government shutdown
If there is a shutdown, essential court operations will continue. This means that all courtrooms will be active - hearings and trials will go forward - and filings and payments can be made at the courthouse. Scheduled mediation sessions will proceed.

As a result, jurors should report, but childcare is not available.

All juveniles under Court Social Services Division (CSSD) supervision, including pre-trial supervision and probation are required to continue reporting as determined by the juvenile probation officer.

The Marriage Bureau will not be performing weddings. Those needing to file an application or pick up a previously-applied for marriage license may do so.

DC Courts' Shutdown Plan