The mission of the Delaware Court of Common Pleas is to provide a neutral forum for the people and institutions of Delaware, in the resolution of everyday problems, disputes, and more complex legal matters in a fair, professional, efficient, and practical manner. Legal Jurisdiction of the Court of Common Pleas is explained in the Jurisdiction section.
Information about the most frequently requested information can be found below.
News & Announcements: Effective September 9, 2013, the Court of Common Pleas has made the following changes:
1. Civil Rule 109 will increase the Court Security Assessment from $3.00 to $10.00 on each initial filing. The E-filing Technology Fee will increase from $0.50 to $1.00 per document not applying to any filing by government agencies.
Criminal Rule 58 will increase the Court Security Assessment from $3.00 to $10.00 per charge.
Mediation Program An overview of the Mediation Program including general information, pending court cases and community cases