Courthouse Information

Special Access to the Court

  • A mechanical lift for wheelchairs or motorized scooters is located at the John Marshall Park entrance.
  • Automatic doors for physically challenged individuals are located at the John Marshall Park and Third Street entrances.
  • All public elevators are large enough to accommodate wheelchairs.

Video Teleconferencing Policy

Videoconferencing (VTC) technology is available in several rooms at the United States District Court in Washington, DC. These systems can initiate or receive calls to and from virtually any compatible VTC system in the world. The priority use of the VTC systems is as follows:
  • Use by a Judicial Officer
  • Court administrative matters as authorized by the Clerk.
  • Use by Counsel in a case pending before this Court.
  • Use by Counsel in a case pending in another Federal Court.

Telephone Listings

U.S. District Court Telephone Listings
Attorney Admissions/Naturalization (202) 354-3120
Civil ECF Help Line (202) 354-3190
Court Reporter Supervisor (202) 354-3044
Criminal ECF Help Line (202) 354-3060
Files & Copies (202) 354-3080

Website Privacy Policy

We respect the protection of your privacy and do not collect personal information about you when you visit our website. Information about individuals and their visits is not tracked or recorded. There is however, general data that is automatically collected when you visit this website. This information is used to assist us in making this site more useful to visitors. The information automatically collected is as follows:
  • Internet domain and IP address of visitor
  • Number of visitors


The E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse met the age requirement for the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. It is under federal protection in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.

Requirements for Entry

100% ID Check
To enter the courthouse, all visitors must show a photo ID issued by a government agency, such as a driver's license, or a bar identification card.