Face masks required at all Delaware state court facilities starting August 16, 2021.

Judicial Branch announces lifting of collections moratorium effective immediately. More information.

Court of Chancery

 The Court of Chancery has issued Standing Order #8 concerning the continued use of Unsworn Declarations.

 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.

Court of Chancery Courtroom

Who We


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.

Judicial Officers

Short biographies on the judicial officers of the Court.

Chancery Opinions & Orders

Latest and archived decisions by the Court.

Rules & Amendments

Rules and recent amendments governing Court procedures.
Rule 132-A and Rule 132 Amendment , effective December 1, 2021 New

Court Costs & Filing Fees

List of fees and charges.

Information &


All filings in civil actions in the Court of Chancery must be electronically filed through File & ServeXpress by an attorney licensed to practice in Delaware. If you have not yet retained Delaware counsel or are self-represented, please contact the Register in Chancery at 302-255-0544 for guidance on alternate methods for submitting filings to the Court of Chancery.
Guidelines for Persons Litigating in the Court of Chancery

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

Guidelines for Requesting Court of Chancery Rule 174(b) Mediation

Learn more about the Guardianship Process in Delaware


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.

After Hours and Holiday Emergency Filing Notification by Litigants: Litigants with after hours or holiday emergency filings that need immediate Court attention should contact the Court by email: for Civil Actions at Chancery_Civil_Action_Emergency_Filings@delaware.gov and for Guardianships at Chancery_Guardianship_Emergency_Filings@delaware.gov. Someone will be in contact with you.
News and information for the media

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.

View the latest news.

Court Resources and Contact Information

Court Resources

Contact information and requirements for Special Process Servers.

Reserve one of our Conference Rooms for your next meeting.

Mediation Guidelines - information on Voluntary Mediation in the Court of Chancery.

Clerkships at the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Internships at the Delaware Court of Chancery.



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
Justice Center

500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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Kent County

414 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

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Court of Chancery

34 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947

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Register of


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.

New Castle County Office

Kent County Office

Sussex County Office