Court of Common Pleas Court Fees



All filing fees shall be non-refundable and shall cover all costs, except sheriff's service, which shall be paid separately by the moving party to the sheriff.

Civil Filing Fees

Civil Complaint $ 85.00**
Petition for Name Change $ 85.00**
Justice of the Peace Court Appeal $135.00**
For Appeals from the Department of Public Safety and Dog Control Panel
$135.00**
Suspension of license $ 10.00
Subpoena for Sheriff $ 10.00
Prepare file for Appeal to Superior Court $ 50.00
Wage Attachment, Writs of Levy upon Goods and Chattels and Writs of Sale of Levied Assets, Writ of Replevin $ 20.00
Confirmation of Arbitration Award in Consumer Credit Actions $310.00**
Bad Check $ 30.00 per returned check*
Transfer of Judgment to Superior Court $ 20.00
Petition to Restore Driving Privileges $ 25.00
Court Security Assessment $ 10.00 on each initial filing
Petition for Title to Abandoned Property $ 75.00
Credit Card Chargebacks $ 30.00 per transaction
   *This fee applies to bad checks presented to the Court and is consistent with the intent of 11 Del. C. § 4206(i), which provides for a $30 fee upon conviction of a charge of presenting a worthless check, or a fee of $50 if more than one (1) check by the same person was processed.
   **This fee includes the $10.00 Court Security Assessmet.

Non-Fee Charges

Copy charge (maximum per page) $ 5.00
Certified copy of any document
$10.00
Closed file retrieval $25.00
Closed file retrieval (expedited) $35.00
eFiling Technology fee per document
(This fee shall not apply to filing by any governmental agency)
$  1.00

Criminal Costs

Non-Jury Case $  50.00 per charge
Jury Case $125.00 per charge
Capias $  20.00 per capias
Appeals to Superior Court $  50.00 per defendant*
Appeals from lower Court $125.00 per case
Bad Check $  30.00 per defendant**
Sheriff's Costs Per Sheriff's return on individual cases
Court Security Assessment $  10.00 per charge
Credit Card Chargebacks $  30.00 per transaction
   *The Superior Court charges an additional fee of $80.00 per defendant.
   **This fee applies to bad checks presented to the Court and is consistent with the intent of 11 Del. C. § 4206(i), which provides for a $30.00 fee upon conviction of a charge of presenting a worthless check.