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Filing Fees

Civil Actions Filing Fees

Type Amount
Alias Summons $10
Alias Writ of Restitution ($20 Court fee/$ 8 US Marshal Service Administrative fee) $28
Certified Copy $5
Filing a Complaint (Requests for issuance of additional summonses are $10.00 each) $120
Filing a Complaint for Housing Code Enforcement $15
Filing a Merit Personnel Action $60
Filing a Motion $20
Filing a Petition to Amend Birth Certificate $60
Filing a Petition to Change Name $60
Filing a Petition to Enter Administrative Order as Judgment $60
Filing a Petition to Release Mechanics' Lien $60
Filing a Temporary Restraining Order $60
Filing a Merit Personnel Action $30
Filing an Arbitration Agreement and Entering an Award $120
Filing an Intervening Petition $120
Filing a Merit Personnel Action $20
Filing for Enforcement of Foreign Judgment $60
Filing Petition to Perpetuate Testimony (Rule 27) $60
Filing Petition to Serve Subpoena (Rule 28-I) $10
Motion to Reinstate after dismissal under Rule 41-I $20
Notice of Appeal $100
Oral Examination $20
Photocopy per page $.50
Record Search, Per Name $10
Transcript for Docketing $10
Triplicate Certificate of Judgment $20
Writ of Attachment $20
Writ of Fieri Facias $20
Writ of Replevin $20
Writ of Restitution ($20 Court fee/$195 US Marshal fee/$ 8 US Marshal Service Administrative fee) $223

 

Landlord & Tenant Filing Fees

Type Amount
Alias Summons $5
Alias Writ of Restitution Fee ($10 Court fee/$ 8 US Marshal Service Administrative fee) $18
Certified Copy $5
Counterclaim $10
Filing a Complaint $15
Filing a Motion $10
Jury Demand $60
Notice of Appeal $100
Oral Examination $10
Photocopy per page $.50
Record Search, Per Name $10
Transcript for Docketing $5
Triplicate Certificate of Judgment $10
Writ of Attachment $10
Writ of Fieri Facias $10
Writ of Restitution ($10 Court fee/$195 US Marshal fee/$ 8 US Marshal Service Administrative fee) $213

 

Small Claims Filing Fees

Type Amount
41-I Motion to Reinstate $25
Alias Notice of Statement of Claim (Reissue) $5
Application for Allowance of Appeal $10
Appointment of Special Process $5
Arbitration Agreement and Arbitration Award $25
Certified Copy or True Seal Copy $5
Counterclaim, Crossclaim or 3rd Party Claim $10
Fourth Party Complaint $10
Intervening Complaint $25
Jury Demand Request $75
Motion $10
Oral Examination $10
Photocopy, Per Page $.50
Record Search, Per Name $10
Returned Check $45
Service - Certified Mail $6.75
Service - Certified Mail with Restricted Delivery $11.90
Service - Registered Mail $15.50
Service - Registered Mail with Restricted Delivery $20.65
Statement of Claim for Action Over $2500.00 up to $10,000.00 $45
Statement of Claim for Action Over $500.00 up to $2500.00 $10
Statement of Claim for Action up to $500.00 $5
Transcript for Docketing $5
Triple Seal $10
Writ of Attachment - Before and After Judgment $10
Writ of Fieri Facias $10
Writ of Restitution $10
Contact
Civil Division

Presiding Judge: Laura A. Cordero
Deputy Presiding Judge: Anthony C. Epstein
Director: Pamela Hunter (Acting)

Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20001

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays:
9:00 a.m. to 12 noon 

Wednesdays:
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (only Small Claims, and Landlord & Tenant)

Filings can be made in the after-hours filing box in the lobby of the Moultrie Courthouse.

Branch Telephone Numbers

Civil Actions Branch:
(202) 879-1133

Landlord and Tenant Branch:
(202) 879-4879

Small Claims Branch:
(202) 879-1120

Courtroom Support Branch:
(202) 879-1750