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The Superior Court of the State of Delaware
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What We Do & Who We Are

The Superior Court has statewide original jurisdiction over criminal and civil cases, except for equity cases and domestic relations matters.

The Court has exclusive jurisdiction over felonies and drug offenses (except most felonies and drug offenses involving minors, and except possession of marijuana cases).

The Court serves as an intermediate appellate court, hearing appeals on the record from the Court of Common Pleas, Family Court (adult criminal), and more than 50 administrative agencies.

The Superior Court which celebrated its 175th Anniversary in 2007 has courthouses located in three counties—New Castle, Kent and Sussex.

The New Castle County Courthouse is located in Wilmington, where the court is housed in a modern recently built courthouse. Both the Kent County Courthouse, located in our capital, Dover, and the Sussex County Courthouse , located in Georgetown, are historic buildings. The new addition to the Kent County Courthouse opened officially on June 14, 2011. The Sussex County Courthouse was renovated in 2006.

Each courthouse employs state-of-the-art courtroom technologies, including efiling and docketing, digital audio recording, Realtime transcription, wireless access, electronic evidence presentation systems as well as an integrated statewide case management system with an automated sentencing order program and our drug court information system.

The Court also has developed multiple programs to provide more efficient and cost-effective services through specialized courts such as Drug Court, Mental Health Court, Reentry Court, and Veterans' Court. To serve the public we continually expand our online services which now provide daily jury reporting information, civil case online database, forms, Project Rightful Owner online case search, Trade Names database online search, and an online answer desk.

WHERE WE ARE
  NEW CASTLE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
500 North King Street . Wilmington, DE . 19801 . Telephone 302.255.0800.
  KENT COUNTY COURTHOUSE
414 Federal Street . Dover . DE . 19901 . Telephone 302.735.1900 . *TDD-ONLY 302.739.1587
  SUSSEX COUNTY COURTHOUSE
1 The Circle, Suite 2 . Georgetown . DE . 19947 . Telephone 302.855.7055 . *TDD-ONLY 302.856.5895
  * TDD for Hearing Impaired ONLY