Seals of the Court of Appeals and Superior Court
District of Columbia Courts

DC Courts Operating Status the week of January 18-25, 2021

The DC Courts will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday and Wednesday, January 20, 2021 for Inauguration Day. On those days, as with all other holidays, the adult arraignment courtroom and juvenile new referral courtroom will be operating, per DC Code. The Courts are not open on Sundays and no arraignments are held.

On other days (Jan 19, 21, 22, 23 and 25) the Courts will be open. However there will be a significant number of road closures in the Judiciary Square neighborhood near the courthouses; changes to Metrorail and Metrobus routes; and limited parking in the area. The Courts strongly encourage people to utilize efiling, email* and the remote court sites set up during the pandemic, rather than coming to the courthouse in person.

*email address for the DC Court of Appeals for help with filing: efilehelp [at] dcappeals.gov. Email addresses for DC Superior Court divisions are available in this Clerk of Court order: https://www.dccourts.gov/sites/default/files/Superior-Court-Clerks-Offices-Remote-Operations.pdf