On Tuesday, January 17, 2017 the Kent County Courthouse, Family Court and Justice of the Peace Court 16 in Dover will be closed to the public and employees due to the Governor’s Inauguration ceremony.

Kent County Courthouse

Photo of the Kent County Courthouse


The Kent County Courthouse is located on a 5.3-acre site in the City of Dover, bordered by Federal, Water and The Green.

Occupants of the building include the Superior Court, Court of Common Pleas, Justice of the Peace Court 16, Register in Chancery, Prothonotary, Law Library, Jury, and Capitol Police. The Attorney General and Public Defender also have satellite offices in the Courthouse.

Courthouse Address

Kent County Courthouse
414 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302.735.1900


Courthouse Reminders


Cell Phone Policy

Cellular telephones and other personal communication devices are prohibited in the Kent County Courthouse.


Closure Information

For information on Courthouse closures, please call the Weather Emergency Line at 302-735-3292. View the holiday schedule.