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COURT OF COMMON PLEAS: E-FILING AND COURT ACCOUNT INFORMATION

Thank you for your interest in our e-Filing and Court Accounts. Please find below information regarding e-filing and Court Accounts, as well as a Court Account application.

What is E-Filing?

E-Filing allows you to file and view civil case information and documents online from the convenience of your home or office at any time. You can initiate several types of cases through the e-filing system and e-file follow-up filings on those case types.  

How will I pay for my E-Filings?

Since June 2, 2008, payments for e-Filings in Sussex County have been made through a court account or through a credit card used at the time of the filing.  E-Filing will begin in Kent and New Castle Counties on November 3, 2008, and payments may be made in the same manner.       

How do I begin E-Filing?

At the training session you will be guided to enter your information into the system to establish your eFlex account.  If you have already been trained and have an eFlex account established, you will not need to do this again.  Simply choose the Court and location you want to file in when you file a case.  You will also be able to establish an account through a link on our web site.  

Please note that all e-filers will need to be trained prior to receiving an account ID.  Training classes will be scheduled on a regular basis during the month of October, 2008, will be made available based on the number of interested attendees, and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

What is a court account?

A court account is a holding account, which will allow filers to deposit money, and upon filing, draw on that deposited money for payment of court fees.

How do I apply for a court account?

Please complete the application and submit the Judicial Branch of Delaware Application for Court Account either by fax, email or mail as follows:

By e-mail to: patricia.cake@state.de.us 
By fax to:  (302) 255-2230  
Attn.:  Patricia Cake
By mail to: Patricia Cake
500 N. King Street, Suite 1700
Wilmington, DE  19801

The application will be processed, and you will be notified by email of your court account information, within 5 business days.

 If you have already signed up, and been approved for, a Court Account in the Justice of the Peace Court, you will not need an additional account for the Court of Common Pleas.  Money will be deducted from that account for filings in either court. 

If you have additional questions about e-filing or require assistance requesting an account, please email CCP_WMCorrespondence@state.de.us.
 

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