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.

General Frequently Asked Questions

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Where Do I...?

file for bankruptcy?
get an employment application?
find job postings for State positions?
post bail for someone? get bail returned?
apply for a gun permit?
obtain a copy of my final decree of divorce or annulment?
get a marriage license?
get copies of birth certificates or death certificates?
get a business license?
go to be fingerprinted?
open an estate?
find the Register of Wills? get a Short Certificate?
look up a deed? change a deed? Where is the Recorder of Deeds?
get a passport?
get a driver's license?
get a social security card?
get a hunting or fishing license?
go for information on Sheriff sales?
go to withdraw money from a Guardian account?
get a notary application?
register my Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) form?
register to vote?
get my car back after it was towed?
get a parking sticker if I live in the City of Wilmington?
file a complaint about a lawyer?
find the U.S. District Court?
do I go to pay an outstanding warrant?

Where do I file for Bankruptcy?

United States Bankruptcy Court
District of Delaware
824 North Market Street, 3rd Floor
Wilmington
(302) 252-2900
(302) 573-6174


Where can I get an employment application? Where are the job postings for State positions?

Job postings and applications for State positions and MERIT Court positions are available on the Office of Management and Budget Human Resource Management website.

Non-merit, Judicial, seasonal, and in-house job postings and applications for the Courts are available on the Career Opportunities section of the Delaware Courts website.


Where can I post bail for someone? Where can I get bail returned?

Go to the court in which you are to post or be refunded bail.

General Bail and Bail Bond information


Where do I apply for a gun permit?

New Castle County
Superior Court
Office of the Prothonotary
500 North King Street,
Wilmington
(302) 255-0800

Kent County
Superior Court
Office of the Prothonotary
38 The Green
Dover
(302) 739-3184

Sussex County
Superior Court
Office of the Prothonotary
The Circle
Georgetown
(302) 856-5263


How do I obtain a copy of my final decree of divorce or annulment?

You may make the request in person or by mail. Please review Copies of Divorce or Annulment Decrees for further information.

New Castle County
Family Court
Records Department
500 N. King St.
Suite 110
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 255-0334

Kent County
Family Court
Records Department
400 Court Street
Dover, DE 19901
302-739-6525

Sussex County
Family Court
Records Department
22 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
302-855-7463


Where can I get a marriage license?

Please visit Clerk of Peace website for your county for more information:
New Castle County Clerk of Peace
Kent County Clerk of Peace
Sussex County Clerk of Peace


Where do I get copies of birth certificates or death certificates?

Visit the State of Delaware Office of Vital Statistics website for information on obtaining copies of birth, death, adoptee and marriage certificates.


Where can I get a business license?

Division of Revenue

New Castle County
Carvel State Office Building
820 N. French Street
Wilmington
(302) 577-8200

Kent County
Thomas Collins Building
Suite 2
540 S. Dupont Highway
Dover
(302) 744-1085

Sussex County
22 N. Dupont Highway
Suite 2
Georgetown
(302) 856-5358


Where can I be fingerprinted?

Delaware State Police

New Castle County
Delaware State Police
Troop 2
100 Lagrange Ave.
Newark
(302)739-2528
by appointment only

Kent County
Delaware State Police Headquarters
1407 N. Dupont Hwy.
Dover
(302) 739-2528
walk-ins welcome

Sussex County
Delaware State Police Troop 4
23652 Shortley Road
Georgetown
(302) 739-2528
by appointment only


Where is the Register of Wills? Where do I get a Short Certificate? Where do I open an Estate?

New Castle County
Register of Wills
Louis Redding, City/County Bldg.
800 French Street
2nd Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 395-7800

Kent County
Register of Wills
Robert O'Brien Administration Building
Room 216
555 Bay Road
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-2330

Sussex County
Register of Wills
34 The Circle
Chancery Courthouse
Room 212
Georgetown
(302)855-7875


Where can I look up a deed? Where is the Recorder of Deeds? Who handles the changing of deeds? Where do I register my Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) form?

Please visit the Recorder of Deeds website in your County:

New Castle County Recorder of Deeds
Kent County Recorder of Deeds
Sussex County Recorder of Deeds


Where can I get a passport?

You may apply at any United States Postal Service facility.


Where can I get a driver's license?

Please visit the State of Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles Contact and Location webpage for office locations, directions and holiday closings.


Where can I get a social security card?

Visit the Social Security Office "Get a New or Replacement Card" web page for more information on how to apply for a social security card.

Looking for an office? Enter you zip code on the Social Security Office Locator and it will direct you to the office closest to you including directions, phone number and office hours.

Social Security Administration home page.


Where can I get a hunting or fishing license?

Hunting and fishing licenses and additional information are available online at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Fish & Wildlife Services website.


Where do I go for information on Sheriff Sales?

Kent County Sheriff Department webpage.

New Castle County Sheriff Sale Guidelines.

Sussex County Government Sheriff Sales webpage.


Where do I go to withdraw money from a Guardian account?

Register in Chancery
500 North King Street
Wilmington
302-571-7540


Where can I get a notary application?

All Counties:
Department of State Notary Public
Notary Division
401 Federal Street, Suite 3
Dover
(302) 739-4111


Where can I register to vote?

Visit the Department of Elections website for your county:
Department of Elections for New Castle County
Department of Elections for Kent County
Department of Elections for Sussex County


My car was towed, where do I go to get it back?

Contact the city/town/municipality in which your car was towed.


I live in the City of Wilmington. Where do I get a sticker so that I can park my car?

Residential Parking Stickers can be obtained through the City of Wilmington by calling 302-571-4320.


How do I file a complaint about a lawyer?

Contact The Office of Disciplinary Counsel:

The Renaissance Centre
405 North King Street, Suite 420
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-651-3931
Fax: 302-651-3939


Where is the U.S. District Court?

U.S. District Court
J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building,
844 N. King Street
Wilmington
(302)573-6170


Where do I go if the Department of Motor Vehicles told me I have an outstanding warrant in the courts?

Go to the court in which you have the warrant.