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Welcome to the Delaware Court of Common Pleas Sussex County Courthouse

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.
2. Criminal Rule 58 will increase the Court Security Assessment from $3.00 to $10.00 per charge.

General Information:
Civil Services:  
Representing Yourself in Civil Lawsuit
A complete list of frequently asked questions for filing a civil lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas including sample forms. How to Conduct a Civil Trial—VIDEOnew
Filing an Administrative Appeal from the Division of Motor Vehicles
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding appeals form the DMV along with sample forms and documents
Appeals from Court of Common Pleas
Information explaining how to proceed with an appeal from the Court of Common Pleas along with sample forms
Name Change Packet
Information on how to file a change of name petition and instructions for each County
Criminal Services and Traffic Court:
Information explaining the types of bail, FAQs about bail bonds, and bail bond entity/agent registration


Specialty Courts
Information about the Drug Diversion Program for non-violent offenders, the Mental Health Court, and the Trauma Informed Probation Program
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eFiling of civil cases is available in the Court of Common Pleas and is required in certain cases.
Avoid paying by telephone or visiting the Court for payment of fines.
Docket Search
Access civil case information 24-hours a day by searching a person's name, business name or case type

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New Castle County
New Castle County Courthouse
500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Kent County
Kent County Courthouse
414 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

Sussex County

Sussex County Courthouse
1 The Circle, Suite 1
Georgetown, DE 19947