Notice of upcoming changes to the E-Filing services for the Court of Common Pleas in Delaware - UPDATED information available HERE.

Most Justice of the Peace Court locations will be closed Friday, April 14, 2017 for the Good Friday holiday. Only Justice of the Peace Courts 11 (New Castle County), 7 (Kent County) and 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

The eFlex eFiling system will be unavailable Friday, March 24th from 5:00 PM until Saturday, March 25th at 11:45 PM.

Appropriate Attire


WHEN COMING TO THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURT, PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF APPROPRIATE ATTIRE.

The following attire is deemed inappropriate for court appearances and entry into a Justice of the Peace court facility:

  • Clothing that:
    • Contains offensive illustrations including those depicting:
      • Profane language
      • Acts of violence
      • Acts of a sexual nature
    • Promotes drugs or alcohol use
    • Is gang related
  • Muscle shirts and tank tops
  • Halters, tube tops or bare midriffs
  • Clothing that is see through or unduly revealing
  • Cut off jeans or extremely short shorts
  • Micro or mini Skirts
  • Pants that fall below the hips or expose undergarments or bare skin
  • Hair curlers, hats or head coverings (except those worn for religious purposes)
  • Bare feet
  • Any other attire that is deemed inappropriate by the presiding judicial officer

Wearing inappropriate attire and being denied entry to the courthouse will not be an excuse as to tardiness or failure to appear for any court hearing. It is in the best interest of all persons entering the court to always wear acceptable clothing as failure to appear or tardiness may result in the issuance of a capias. For more information, please read Policy Directive 11-240.