The Superior Court of the State of Delaware
What We Do & Who We Are
The Superior Court has
statewide original jurisdiction over criminal and civil cases, except for equity cases and domestic
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
Court which celebrated its 175th Anniversary in 2007 has
courthouses located in three countiesNew Castle, Kent
Castle County Courthouse is located in Wilmington, where
the court is housed in a modern recently built courthouse. Both
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,
and docketing, digital audio recording, Realtime transcription,
wireless access, electronic evidence presentation systems as
well as an integrated statewide case management system with
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
for Hearing Impaired ONLY