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.

Justice of the Peace Court 20 will close December 3, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. and remain closed Friday, December 4, 2020 and Monday, December 7, 2020.

Online Dispute Resolution


The Justice of the Peace Court is working off a backlog of landlord/tenant cases created by the public health emergencies and the various moratoriums on evictions.

The Court will refer Landlord/Tenant cases filed on or after July 1, 2020, to the new Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) system beginning November 2, 2020. Using ODR is the first step in resolving your case. Please view the web page, documents, and videos below to learn more.


ODR "How to" registration video - Landlord

ODR "How to" registration video - Tenant