Delaware Courts are in a modified Phase Three of the reopening plan as of October 5, 2020, allowing jury trials to resume. Learn more about the public reopening plan.
For the latest on the Delaware Judiciary response to COVID-19 – and for contact information for each court during this emergency – please visit The Delaware Judiciary Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) page.
The Court of Chancery has issued Courtroom Protocols that are being implemented, effective June 8, 2020, in conjunction with the reopening of the courthouses.
The Court of Chancery has issued a statement concerning the use of a drop box at the courthouse and deadlines.
The Delaware Court of Chancery is widely recognized as the nation's preeminent forum for the determination of disputes involving the internal affairs of the thousands upon thousands of Delaware corporations and other business entities through which a vast amount of the world's commercial affairs is conducted. Its unique competence in and exposure to issues of business law are unmatched.
A short history of the Court of Chancery, which dates back to 1792.
Detailed description of the legal jurisdiction of the Court.
Short biographies on the judicial officers of the Court.
Latest and archived decisions by the Court.
Rules and recent amendments governing Court procedures.
Announcement regarding Amendments to Rules 1, 26, 34 and 37
Amendments to Rules 1, 26, 34 and 37
List of fees and charges.
Attorneys and Litigants
Guidelines for Persons Litigating in the Court of Chancery
Operating Procedures for Litigants in the Court of Chancery
Recommended Best Practices for eFiling in the Court of Chancery
In the Court of Chancery a guardian is a person appointed to make medical and/or financial decisions on behalf of a person with a disability.
Learn More About the Guardianship Process in Delaware.
For the Media
Guidelines for Use of Laptops in the Courtroom.
Court of Chancery Calendar.
Docket Information - Civil actions filed with the court are available online at File and ServeXpress.
The Court of Chancery has offices in New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County. The addresses and phone numbers for each location are listed below.
Leonard L. Williams
500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
414 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Court of Chancery
34 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
The Register of Wills is responsible for assisting individuals and attorneys with the probate process and maintains records relating to estates. The Register of Wills is a clerk of the Court of Chancery and has an office in each county of the state.