Delaware Courts have returned to Phase Two of the reopening plan as of November 16, 2020. 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.

On Monday, May 31, 2021, most Justice of the Peace Court locations will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Only Justice of the Peace Court 11 (New Castle County), Court 7 (Kent County) and Court 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

Use of Generic Court E-Mailboxes

Use of Generic Court E-Mailboxes

In an effort to make court operations more efficient, the Justice of the Peace Court has approved the following documents to be sent and received by using generic court e-mailboxes (see Justice of the Peace Hours & Locations for court e-mailbox addresses). All documents received by the court shall be reviewed for authenticity whenever judicial action is required for the case. The use of court e-mailboxes is not mandatory; however, the court encourages the use of these mailboxes if at all possible.

Criminal Courts

  1. Media requests
  2. Continuance requests
  3. Defensive driving certificates
  4. Out-of-state driving records
  5. Transfer requests
  6. Letters of Appearance from Attorneys
  7. Proof of insurance/registration
  8. Pleas in absentia forms

Civil Courts

  1. Court account replenishment forms (must be sent via secure e-mail)
  2. Continuance requests
  3. Answers to Complaint-Form 7
  4. Answers on Garnishments-Form 17A
  5. Counterclaims

NOTE: The use of the generic court e-mailboxes is not a substitute for e-filing.