District of Columbia Rules & Forms

DC Small Claims Court

Court:  Small claims cases are heard in the Small Claims and Conciliation Branch of the Superior Court.

Claim Limit:  $5,000.00

Attorney Representation: DC permits attorneys to represent clients in small claims court.  Corporations must proceed via an attorney.

Eviction Cases:  Eviction cases are not heard in DC small claims court.

Jury Trial:  Either party may demand one, and the matter will be transferred to a higher court.

Statutes of Limitations  (D.C. Code § 12-301 et seq.):
– Written Contract:  3 years
– Oral Contract: 3 years
– Personal Injury: 3 years
– Real Property: 3 years
– Personal Property: 3 years

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