Public Notice - Civil Form Revisions due to Legislation - 10/01/2023


HB0102, Ch. 488: Real Property Actions for Possession- Pet Protections 

  • requires the Judiciary to include the Department of Agriculture's link to a fact sheet that provides information about how a person may care for and protect pets in the event of an eviction on any warrant issued under a failure to pay rent, tenant holding over, breach of lease or wrongful detainer actions. 

HB0036, Ch. 481 / SB0100, Ch 482Actions to Repossess- Proof of Rental Licensure

  • requires a landlord to plead and support with facts that the property is licensed in compliance or exempt from local rental licensing requirements.

HB0127, Ch. 709: District Court - Small Claims - Enforcement of Money Judgments

  • prohibits the District Court in aid of enforcement or execution of a money judgment resulting from a small claim ($5,000 or less), from ordering the appearance of an individual for an examination or to answer interrogatories.

The following District court printed vendor forms will be revised effective 10.01.2023 due to the 2023 legislation mentioned above. 

Form Number Form Name Draft Showing Revisions Made Final Form
DC-CV-081 Petition for Warrant of Restitution Draft DC-CV-081 - Rev. 10/2023
DC-CV-082 Failure to Pay Rent/ Landlord's Complaint for Repossession of Rented Property Draft DC-CV-082 - Rev. 10/2023
DC-CV-089 Complaint for Wrongful Detainer Draft DC-CV-089 - Rev. 10/2023
DC-CV-001 Complaint/Application and Affidavit in Support of Judgment Draft DC-CV-001 - Rev. 10/01/2023
DC-CV-106 Complaint - Assigned Consumer Debt Draft DC-CV-106 - Rev. 10/01/2023

Redline Drafts showing the changes made to the forms above are posted above. 

Instructions for District Court form usage:
Bulk filers should order updated stock of these forms from the District Court Warehouse as soon as they are available.

If you have any questions regarding these form revisions, please contact District Court Administrative Services at [email protected].

Prior versions will be accepted until September 30, 2023, and the Rev. 10/2023 is required for use effective October 1, 2023.

Rev. 07/19/2023