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Welcome to the Delaware Court of Common Pleas
     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.

News & Announcements:

Delaware Courts to increase e-document fee to support universal e-filing initiative (12/08/2015)

Court of Common Pleas DUI Treatment Court to graduate its first class. The Court of Common Pleas DUI Treatment Court in New Castle County is scheduled to graduate its first class on Nov. 6, 2015 at the New Castle County Courthouse. Learn more...

Effective September 1, 2015, the Court of Common Pleas will be increasing the court cost fee for Non Jury and Jury Trials
. The new court cost fee for the adjudication of a Non Jury Trial charge will be $52.00 and the new court cost fee for the adjudication of a Jury Trial charge will be $130.00.

General Information:
Civil Services:  
Representing Yourself in Civil Lawsuit
A complete list of frequently asked questions for filing a civil lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas including sample forms. How to Conduct a Civil Trial—VIDEOnew
Filing an Administrative Appeal from the Division of Motor Vehicles
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding appeals form the DMV along with sample forms and documents
Appeals from Court of Common Pleas
Information explaining how to proceed with an appeal from the Court of Common Pleas along with sample forms
Name Change Packet
Information on how to file a change of name petition and instructions for each County
Criminal Services and Traffic Court:
Information explaining the types of bail, FAQs about bail bonds, and bail bond entity/agent registration

Specialty Courts
Information about the Drug Diversion Program for non-violent offenders, the Mental Health Court, and the Trauma Informed Probation Program

Sussex County Courthouse

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eFiling of civil cases is available in the Court of Common Pleas and is required in certain cases.
Avoid paying by telephone or visiting the Court for payment of fines.
Docket Search
Access civil case information 24-hours a day by searching a person's name, business name or case type
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New Castle County
New Castle County Courthouse
500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Kent County
Kent County Courthouse
414 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

Sussex County

Sussex County Courthouse
1 The Circle, Suite 1
Georgetown, DE 19947