Washington Court Records Search

See Washington, DC courts and search free public court records. Courts are legal institutions which resolve disputes between parties and rule on legal cases related to civil, criminal, and administrative matters.

List of Washington Courts

D.C. Traffic Community Court 500 Indiana Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20001 202-879-1010

ERCC Community Court 500 Indiana Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20001 202-879-1010

Obama Supreme Court 1 First Street Northeast Washington DC 20543 202-479-3000

Washington DC Superior Court 500 Indiana Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20001 202-879-1373

Find Washington Court Records

Washington Courts maintain records on all legal actions taken in Washington, DC, which can include court cases, legal filings, and court docket information. These public records are open and available upon request in Washington. In order to locate the correct court record, you will need to know which Washington Court heard the case. Legal actions are divided between Washington Criminal Courts and Washington Civil Courts.

Washington Criminal Records

Criminal Courts in Washington, DC maintain records on felony and misdemeanor cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, DUIs, property crimes, drug charges, and other criminal charges. These criminal records often include Washington Police Department records, bond information, and personal information about the defendant.

Washington Civil Court Records

Civil Courts at the District of Columbia State level in Washington contain public records on legal actions that are not criminal in nature, including traffic accident reports, divorce proceedings, nonpayment claims following business transactions, consumer complaints, and product liability claims. District of Columbia Civil Courts have records on Washington adoption, divorce, estate, bankruptcy, probate, and Washington Tax Court records. Some of these records may be sealed or partially redacted due to the sensitive information they contain.

Federal Civil Court Records in Washington

Washington Federal Civil Courts have records on business and personal bankruptcy cases, civil rights abuses, disputes among banks and financial institutions, interstate commerce claims, and any issue involving Federal government agencies. You can also obtain court records on Washington subpoenas, indictments, jury lists, summonses, warrants, writs, injunctions, foreclosures, and judgments from a Washington Court.

Contact Washington Courts

Once you have identified the court holding the documents you need, you can contact that court directly for court records. For Federal Courts in Washington, the National Archives Order Reproductions site provides an online search tool for court records. For local, District of Columbia Court, or District of Columbia State Court records, you can file an application with the court's clerk or use an online database.