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Parking

Parking in the Judiciary Square neighborhood is very limited and can be expensive. Therefore, we encourage jurors, parties, and others with business in court buildings to use public transportation. If you choose to drive to the Courts, here are some parking garage options within walking distance of the Moultrie Courthouse, Historic Courthouse, and Court Buildings A, B and C.

Disclaimer: The DC Courts do not own or control these parking facilities. The DC Courts do not endorse any parking facility or accept liability for the use of these parking facilities. The DC Courts does not validate or offer discounted parking for these facilities.

Public Transportation

Since parking in commercial garages can cost over $20 for two or more hours and curbside parking spaces are not always easy to find public transportation is the best way to travel to the DC Courts. The DC Courts are located at the Metrorail Red Line Judiciary Square Station (once in the station, take the exit marked "DC Courthouses" for the Moultrie Courthouse and Court Building C, and the exit marked "Building Museum" for the Historic Courthouse and Court Buildings A and B). In addition, the Archives/Navy Memorial Station on the Yellow and Green Lines and the Gallery Place/Chinatown station on the Yellow, Green and Red Lines are within walking distance.

Walk person The following Metro bus routes are within walking
distance of the DC Courts.
  • 42 (on 9th St.)
  • 80 (on H St.)
  • 70, 71 (on 7th St.)
  • D1, D3, D6 (on E St.)
  • 74 (on 7th St.)
  • P6 (on H St.)
  • 79 Metro Extra (on 7th St.)
  • X2 (on H St.)
  • 30, 32, 34, 35, 36 (on Pennsylvania Avenue)

The DC Courts are also accessible from the DC Circulator. The bus route has stops on the Red Line near Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, which are close to the Moultrie Courthouse. The Court offices at Gallery Place are accessible from the stops at 7th and H Streets, NW as well as 7th and Massachusetts Avenue, NW Contact the DC Circulator for information about their schedules, fares, and transferring to the Metrorail and Metro bus.

The contact information for DC Circulator is (202) 962-1423

Bike Share

Get to the DC Courts by bicycle

The DC Courts are accessible by bicycle. Members of the public cannot bring bicycles into the courthouses.

Find bicycle parking at the DC Courts

Moultrie Courthouse
At the intersection of Sixth and C streets, on the north side of the street near the C Street entrance and the guard booth. At the intersection of Sixth and C streets, on the south side of the street near the Newseum's tour group entrance and on Sixth Street, near the Newseum residents' entrance.
In the 500 block of C Street, near the C Street entrance. At the intersection of Fifth Street and Indiana Avenue, in front of the Indiana Avenue entrance.
In the plaza at the Indiana Avenue entrance each lamppost has a built-in bike rack that can accommodate up to four bicycles. In addition, there are two traditional-styled racks near the sidewalk.

Court Building A
At entrance to the National Building Museum in the 400 block of F Street.

Court Building B
At the intersection of Fourth and F streets in the 400 block of Fourth Street.

Court Building C
On the Indiana Avenue side of the courthouse near the employee entrance.

Historic Courthouse
On the Fourth Street side of the Historic Courthouse near Building C. Another rack is located at the curb on the Indiana Avenue side of the Historic Courthouse. Additional racks are located at the entrance to the One Judiciary Square Building at 444 Fourth Street, near the Fourth Street entrance to the Judiciary Square Metrorail Station.

Bikestation DC
The Bikestation DC is located a few blocks away from Judiciary Square at Union Station. Bikestation DC offers secure Bicycle parking, repair services, as well as equipment and supplies.

Get to the DC Courts by Capital Bike Share

The nearest Capital Bike Share (CaBi) stations serving Judiciary Square is located at the One Judiciary Square Building, which located at 444 Fourth Street, NW. and at the northwest corner of the intersection of Fifth and K streets, NW Be sure to consult the CaBi website  which shows in real time which stations have bikes and docking slots available

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

Access to the DC Courts

It is the intent of the DC Courts to provide access to services, programs, and activities that are offered by the DC Courts to any qualified participant, applicant, or member of the public with a disability, upon reasonable notice (when necessary) and without requiring action which would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of a service, program, or activity or in undue financial or administrative burden. You can contact the ADA Coordinator at ADACoordinator [at] dcsc.gov.

Website Accessibility

The DC Courts' website was developed for persons who are interested in the District of Columbia Courts. We strive to make it as accessible as possible and keep that goal in mind when developing web pages and adding content. Also, our Information Technology Division periodically tests the website, using on-line accessibility tools, to help ensure that it continues to meet accessibility standards. If you encounter any difficulties or have any comments or feedback, please send an email to us at webmaster [at] dcsc.gov. We will consider all suggestions for improvement and make whatever changes are reasonably possible. We appreciate your input.

DC Relay Service

The DC Relay Service facilitates communications between persons who use a text telephones (TTY) and persons who use a voice telephone.

A person who is either deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech disabled types his or her conversation using a TTY. A Communications Assistant at the DC Relay Service relays the written material from the TTY to the hearing person by reading it over a voice telephone. For the other end of the conversation the Communications Assistant relays the hearing person's spoken words verbatim by typing them to the TTY user.

The DC Relay Service also has Communications Assistants who are bilingual (Spanish).

The Communications Assistant is a trained professional in relaying conversations. The Communications Assistant maintains strict confidentiality about the conversation under professional ethics, company policy, and Federal Communications Commission regulations.

To access the relay service dial 711.

Contact Information

711
(800)643-3769 (voice)
(202)855-1000 (voice)
(800)643-3768 (TTY)
(202)855-1234 (TTY)

Spanish

(800)546-7111 (TTY)
(800)546-5111 (TTY)

Employees and Job Applicants

Under the ADA a qualified employee with a disability can request reasonable accommodations so the employee can perform their job. A job applicant can request reasonable accommodations for tests that are administered as part of the application process. To request reasonable accommodations contact the Chief ADA Coordinator or complete and submit the form for requesting an accommodation.

Court Users

The DC Courts are wheelchair accessible. We also are accessible to other persons with special needs. To make arrangements for an accommodation, please contact the appropriate person listed below.

Architectural Features

To provide an equal opportunity for court users with disabilities to participate in court proceedings and court services, events, and programs the District of Columbia Courts conducted three formal self-assessments of court facilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, assessments have been conducted by disability advisory committees.

In addition to these assessments, as part of the Judiciary Square Master Space Plan process existing court facilities and their conditions were documented. Renovation and construction projects were planned and scheduled based upon projected needs and funding. The removal of barriers is one component of each of these projects.

Courtrooms present a unique set of challenges because of raised elements that are rooted in history and culture. Each change in elevation presents a barrier to persons with disabilities. Some of the architectural barriers have been addressed in our courtrooms include:

  • Wheelchair accessible jury boxes
  • Wheelchair accessible witness boxes
  • Wheelchair accessible jury deliberation rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible benches
  • Wheelchair accessible clerk's station
  • Wheelchair accessible rail and well
  • Accessible and adjustable podiums
  • Accessible spectator seating
  • Acoustical treatments on the courtroom walls and ceilings
  • Accessible counsel tables
  • Enhanced lighting levels

Some of the elements that have been made accessible in the DC courthouses include:

  • Jury waiting rooms
  • Entrances and doorways
  • Water fountains
  • Restrooms
  • Elevator signage and controls
  • Counters
  • Signage
  • Communications systems
  • Public waiting areas
  • Fire alarms

Use of Segways and Other Mobility Devices

Individuals with mobility disabilities may use wheelchairs and manually-powered mobility aids, such as walkers, crutches, canes, braces, or other similar devices in public areas of the District of Columbia Courts.

The District of Columbia Courts make reasonable modifications of policies, practices, or procedures to allow persons with mobility disabilities to use a Segway-type of power-driven mobility device in the public areas of a courthouse.

The Segway-type device shall be operated safely at all times and at a speed that is both safe and appropriate.

The DC Courts do not ask an individual using a wheelchair or Segway-type questions about the nature and extent of his or her disability. However, the DC Courts may ask a person using a Segway-type device to provide credible assurance that it is required because of his or her disability.

The DC Courts accept the presentation of a valid state-issued, disability parking placard or card, or other state-issued proof of disability as a credible assurance that the use of the Segway-type device is for the individual’s mobility disability. In lieu of these forms of assurance, the DC Courts accept a verbal representation, not contradicted by observable fact, as credible assurance that the mobility device is being used for a mobility disability. A “valid” disability placard or card is one that is presented by the individual to whom it was issued and is otherwise in compliance with the state of issuance’s requirements for disability placards or cards.

Service Animal Policy

It is the policy of the District of Columbia Courts to welcome court users with service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The DC Courts also welcome court users with service animals-in-training as defined by District of Columbia statute.

If you have a question or concern regarding this policy, please contact:
H. Clifton Grandy, Chief ADA Coordinator

District of Columbia Courts
500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 6680
Washington, DC 20001

grandyc [at] dcsc.gov
(202) 879-1700 (voice)
(202) 879-1802 (fax)
711 (DC Relay for the deaf)

Who to Contact:

ADA and accessibility issues in general:
H. Clifton Grandy, Chief ADA Coordinator
(202) 879-1700 (202)
879-1365 (TDD)
ADACoordinator [at] dcsc.gov

DC Court of Appeals:
Julio A. Castillo, Clerk of Court JCastillo [at] dcappeals.gov
(202) 879-2700
(202) 626-8843(TDD)

Committee on Admissions (DC Bar Exam):
Jacqueline M. Smith, Director coa [at] dcappeals.gov
(202) 879-2710

Sign Language Interpreting:
Coordinator of Court Interpreting Services Office of Court Interpreting Services
(202) 879-1492 (voice)
ninterpreters [at] dcsc.gov

Assistive Listening Devices:
Courtroom Technology Branch
courtroomtechnology [at] dcsc.gov
(202) 879-1230

Braille:
Contact the office that prepared the written version of the document and ask that it be transcribed and embossed in Braille.
Information Center
(202) 879-1010 (voice)

Real-Time Captioning and CART:
Carolyn Sargent-Burns
(202) 879-1036
Carolyn.Sargent-Burns [at] dcsc.gov
Darlene Ellis
Darlene.Ellis [at] dcsc.gov

Jury Service:
Suzanne Bailey-Jones,
Juror Officer
(202) 879-4604
(202) 879-1365 (TDD)

Crime Victims Compensation Program:
Donald A. Younger
youngerd [at] dcsc.gov
(202) 879-4216

Domestic Violence Coordinating Unit:
Lisa Y. Hatcher
hatcherly [at] dcsc.gov
(202) 879-0168

Human Resources:
Duane J. Jackson
jacksodj [at] dcsc.gov
(202) 879-2843 (voice)

Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division:
Sarah Minkin
minkins [at] dcsc.gov
(202) 879-2944

Probate Division / Office of the Register of Wills:
Bonita G. Lilly
lillybg [at] dcsc.gov
(202) 879-9439

District of Columbia Courts Code of Conduct for The Public

Purpose

To accomplish the DC Courts’ mission to protect rights and liberties, uphold and interpret the law, and resolve disputes peacefully, fairly and effectively, the Joint Committee on Judicial Administration has established the following standard:

All persons who conduct business in court buildings are expected to behave and dress in a manner that reflects the seriousness of and respect for judicial proceedings. Persons exhibiting behavior or attire that distracts from the orderliness of court proceedings or that is threatening or contrary to the civility and dignity of the DC Courts and its work, may be excluded from the courthouse and its courtrooms.

Behavior, Decorum and Civility

Court participants are expected to be civil to all. The following behavior is inappropriate in the DC Courts’ buildings:

  • Disorderly, disruptive or indecent conduct of any nature;
  • Shouting, arguing, or abusive or aggressive language;
  • Obscene or offensive gestures or taunting of others, including horseplay or fighting;
  • Running, loitering, or defacing court property, including spitting or littering.

Dress

The District of Columbia Courts respect individual styles and fashion. However, certain attire is not suitable when conducting business or visiting the court because it distracts from the orderliness of court proceedings, is threatening, or is contrary to the civility and dignity of the judicial branch. Persons wearing inappropriate attire may be excluded from the courthouse and its courtrooms. Inappropriate attire includes, but is not limited to: gang paraphernalia and insignia; exposed undergarments; clothing with words, depictions, or messages that are intimidating or obscene; clothing with sexual or drug references; and sheer, see through, or provocative clothing.

Food

Eating is prohibited in all courtrooms, corridors, and public areas of court buildings. Persons wishing to consume food may do so in the Courts’ Café, located on the C Street level of the Moultrie Courthouse, or in vending rooms. Jurors can eat in the Juror’s Lounge on the third floor.

Drugs and Alcohol

The use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco products or electronic smoking devices is strictly prohibited inside any court building. Smoking tobacco products or electronic smoking devices is permitted outside DC Courts’ buildings, at least 25 feet from building entrances.

Electronics

Electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, iPads, computers) may not be used in any courtroom. Taking photographs or making audio recordings is prohibited inside all DC Courts’ buildings. In certain instances, these activities may be permitted upon the written approval of the Courts’ Executive Officer.

Weapons

No weapons of any kind are permitted in DC Courts’ buildings. This includes firearms, tasers, mace, pepper spray, knives, scissors or any item that may be used as a weapon. Without exception, Court Security Officers will confiscate all illegal items and they will not be returned. The Courts’ Weapons Policy is posted at the entrances to DC Courts’ buildings and is available online at www.dccourts.gov.

Solicitation

Solicitation (selling items) and collection (retrieval of cash in exchange for items) are prohibited on court property and within court buildings, with the exception of any activities authorized in writing by the DC Courts’ Executive Officer.

Animals

Animals are not allowed in any court building, with the exception of service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Potential Penalties

Persons who violate these provisions may be subject to arrest, expulsion or may be banned from entering DC Courts’ buildings.

To see the Court Building Regulations, click here.

Court and Building Locations

See a list of all court divisions and their respective building. If you need assistance to determine which division or court you should go to, please call (202)879-1010.

Division Building Phone Directions
Admissions and Unauthorized Practice of Law Historic Courthouse 202-879-2710 Get Directions
Clerk of the Court of Appeals Historic Courthouse 202-879-2700 Get Directions
Court of Appeals - Case Management Division Historic Courthouse 202-879-2716 Get Directions
Court of Appeals Administrative Division Historic Courthouse 202-879-2755 Get Directions
Court of Appeals – Public Office Historic Courthouse 202-879-2700 Get Directions
Division Building Phone Directions
Civil Division - Civil Actions Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-1133 Get Directions
Civil Division - Landlord and Tenant Branch Court Building B 202-508-4879 Get Directions
Civil Division - Quality Review Branch Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-1750 Get Directions
Civil Division - Small Claims and Conciliation Branch Court Building B 202-879-1120 Get Directions
Clerk of the Superior Court Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-1400 Get Directions
Crime Victims Compensation Program Court Building A 202-879-4216 Get Directions
Criminal Division Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-1688 Get Directions
Criminal Finance Office Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-1840 Get Directions
Domestic Violence Unit Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-0157 Get Directions
Domestic Violence Unit - Greater Southeast Domestic Violence Intake Center SE Satellite Office1328 Southern Ave, SE, Suite 311 202-561-3000  
Family Court Operations Division Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-1634 Get Directions
Family Court Operations Division - Juvenile and Neglect Branch Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-1316 Get Directions
Family Court Operations Division - Mental Health and Habilitation Branch Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-1040 Get Directions
Family Court Operations Division - Paternity and Support Branch Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-4856 Get Directions
Family Court Social Services Division Court Building B 202-879-1866 Get Directions
Family Court Social Services Division - Northeast Satellite Office CSSD NE Satellite Office2575 Reed St, NE    
Family Court Social Services Division - Northwest and UTURN Satellite Office CSSD NW Satellite Office1724 Kalorama Rd, NW    
Family Court Social Services Division - Southeast Satellite Office CSSD SE Satellite Office1110 V Street, SE    
Family Court Social Services Division - Southwest Satellite Office CSSD SW Satellite Office1201 South Capitol St, SW    
Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division Court Building C 202-879-1549 Get Directions
Office of the Auditor Master Offices at Gallery Place 202-879-3281 Get Directions
Probate Division Court Building A 202-879-9460 Get Directions
Special Operations Division - Appeals Coordinators Office Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-1731 Get Directions
Special Operations Division - Child Care Center Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-1759 Get Directions
Special Operations Division - Court Library Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-1435 Get Directions
Special Operations Division - Judge-in-Chambers Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-1450 Get Directions
Special Operations Division - Jurors' Office Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-4604 Get Directions
Special Operations Division - Office of Court Interpreting Services Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-4828 Get Directions
Tax Division Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-1399 Get Directions
Division Building Phone Directions
Administrative Services Division Offices at Gallery Place 202-879-0476 Get Directions
Budget and Finance Division Offices at Gallery Place 202-879-7596 Get Directions
Capital Projects and Facilities Management Division Offices at Gallery Place 202-879-5515 Get Directions
Center for Education and Training Offices at Gallery Place 202-879-0488 Get Directions
Court Reporting and Recording Division Offices at Gallery Place 202-879-1009 Get Directions
Court Reporting and Recording Division Offices at Gallery Place 202-879-1009 Get Directions
Executive Office Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-0157 Get Directions
Human Resources Division Offices at Gallery Place 202-879-0496 Get Directions
Information Technology Division Court Building C 202-508-1017 Get Directions
Office of the General Counsel Moultrie Courthouse 202-879-1627 Get Directions
Strategic Management Division Offices at Gallery Place 202-879-2860 Get Directions
DC Court Satellite Offices

NWSO
Supervisory Probation Officer:
Mr. Ronald Williams
1724 Kalorama Road, NW
(202) 328-4433
Get Directions

Southeast Satellite Office (SESO)
Supervisory Probation Officer(s):
Mrs. Cheryl Rogers-Brown/Mr. Lorenious McDonald
1110 V Street, S.E.
(202) 508-8271
Get Directions

Northeast Satellite Office (NESO)
Supervisory Probation Officer:
Ms. Lisa Moxley/Mr. John Smith
5227 Reed Street, N.E.
(202) 508-8295
Get Directions

Southwest Satellite Office (SWSO)
Supervisory Probation Officer:
Ms. Tosha Layton
510, 4th Street, NW
(202) 508-1857
Get Directions

Leaders of Today in Solidarity (LOTS)
Supervisory Probation Officer:
Mr. Lawrence Weaver

Acting Supervisory Probation Officer
Ms. Stefanie Lea
118 Q Street, N.E.
Get Directions

Status Offender/Juvenile Behavioral Diversion
Program

Supervisory Probation Officer:
Ms. Regina Yorkman
Mr. Ronald DuBrey
920 Rhode Island Avenue, N.E.
Get Directions