The mission of the Delaware Court of Common Pleas is to provide a neutral forum for the people and institutions of Delaware, in the resolution of everyday problems, disputes, and more complex legal matters in a fair, professional, efficient, and practical manner. Legal Jurisdiction of the Court of Common Pleas is explained in the Jurisdiction section.
Information about the most frequently requested information can be found below.
NOTICE| SCAM EMAILS ABOUT PHONY COURT COMPLAINT
The Court of Common Pleas is alerting members of the public regarding emails which falsely claim to be from the court. The suspicious emails state that the recipient’s complaint has been received by the court, and instructs the recipient to open a link to confirm the complaint. Recipients of these emails advise that they have not filed anything with the courts.
These emails have not been sent by the court or any entity associated with the Delaware Judiciary. Persons who receive such emails should not open them or click on any link contained in the email. Opening such a link may download malicious software. The court does not issue official communications by email unless the recipient is a registered eFile user and the document is clearly identified as a Notice of Electronic Filing.
News & Announcements: Effective September 9, 2013, the Court of Common Pleas has made the following changes:
1. Civil Rule 109 will increase the Court Security Assessment from $3.00 to $10.00 on each initial filing. The E-filing Technology Fee will increase from $0.50 to $1.00 per document not applying to any filing by government agencies.
Criminal Rule 58 will increase the Court Security Assessment from $3.00 to $10.00 per charge.
Mediation Program An overview of the Mediation Program including general information, pending court cases and community cases