The Delaware State Courts will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day. Justice of the Peace Courts 11 (New Castle County), 7 (Kent County), and 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

How and Where to File an Appeal

Some of the Court’s Rules and information in the Citizen’s Guide have been temporarily modified in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. For guidance on Supreme Court proceedings while the current judicial emergency remains in effect, please review the Supreme Court COVID-19 FAQs. These FAQs will be updated as events require and new questions arise.

Self-Help Guide to Appeals

A person who does not retain an attorney and who appears on his or her own behalf before the Supreme Court is said to be “self-represented” or “pro se”.

The Self-Help Guide to Appeals is a step-by-step guide for how to file an appeal in the Supreme Court of Delaware.

Quick Reference

File Appeal in Person

Self-represented individuals may file an appeal to the Supreme Court in person, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at any of these locations:

  • New Castle County — In the Law Library on the second floor, Suite 2500, at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center, 500 King Street, in Wilmington
  • Kent County — At the Supreme Court of Delaware, 55 The Green, in Dover
  • Sussex County — In the Sussex County Law Library, Sussex County Courthouse Annex, 5 East Pine Street, in Georgetown

File Appeal by Mail

Those who prefer to submit their appeals to the Supreme Court by First Class mail should use the following mailing address:

Supreme Court of Delaware
Clerk of the Supreme Court
55 The Green
Dover, DE 19901