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Jury Service in Delaware
The Basics


NOTICE: Courthouse Entry
New Castle County Courthouse opens for Jurors at 8:30 a.m.
Kent County Courthouse opens for Jurors at 8:15 a.m.
Sussex County Court house opens for Jurors at 8:30 a.m.


JURY SERVICE—WHAT TO EXPECT
You may wonder what to expect when they are summoned for jury duty. Juror tips and information about your jury service Include a description of how you were selected, the real importance of the Summons, reminders for your first day of jury service, security information, and where to find your jury room, and what happens when you report for duty. MORE >>

HOW JURORS ARE SELECTED
Delaware citizens are selected and summoned for jury duty on a random basis. The pool of candidates includes citizens who have registered to vote and/or those who have obtained a Delaware vehicle operator's license and individuals who are issued a State identification card.

You will not be required to serve on jury duty by the Superior Court of Delaware more than once every two years. In New Castle County only, if you are not selected to serve on a jury the day you are summoned, you are not required to return until you are again summoned.

Both Federal District Court and Superior Court summons citizens for jury duty. The Federal source list includes citizens from registered voters, licensed drivers and individuals who are issued a State identification card within the judicial district and State of Delaware. Check your summons carefully to determine which court summoned you.

There is an agreement between Superior Court and Federal District Court. If you receive a summons from the Federal District Court and you have served in Superior Court within the past two years, you may be excused. If you have served in the Federal District Court, you may be excused for Superior Court. The Federal court will summons citizens from all over the State to report for service at the courthouse on 844 North King Street in Wilmington.

THE SUMMONS
A Summons for Jury Service is mailed approximately 1 month before you are scheduled to appear.

Read and SAVE the entire Summons carefully. You will need it. The DATE you are to report for duty appears in the upper left hand corner of your summons.

If you need to be excused from jury duty, or if you want to request another date, follow the instructions on the summons. You must complete and return your Juror Qualification Questionnaire. You may complete the Qualification Questionnaire online, print it, and mail it to:
Jury Services
New Castle County Courthouse
500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

You may also complete the hardcopy version and return, by postal mail, within 3 days of receipt of your summons.

If you complete and return the hardcopy, be sure to return ONLY the lower portion of your Summons.

NOTE: SAVE your Summons. The Summons contains important information you will need.

MORE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS OUR JURORS ASK
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REMINDERS FOR YOUR FIRST DAY

Bring your completed Juror Qualification Questionnaire with you if you did not mail or fax it to Superior Court Jury Services.

When you come to Jury Services, bring and have in your hand the top part of your Summons.

SECURITY RULES & PROCEDURES YOU NEED TO KNOW

No electronic devices of any kind are permitted in the courthouse. Any device found in the possession of a person in the courthouse contrary to this policy may be subject to seizure and forfeiture. There are phones available for jurors to use in the Jury Assembly Room. View Security Rules & Procedures >> In New Castle County, there are 40 lockers (at a cost $1 per locker) for people to put their possessions outside in the garage by the entrance. If you do not want to use the lockers, please leave your items in your car or leave them at home.

Capitol Police will not allow any food or drinks into the building unless you can provide documentation it is a necessity related to a condition or special circumstance that exists.

Court Tobacco-Free Policy    View Policy >>

WHERE DO I REPORT FOR JURY DUTY?

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

  New Castle County Courthouse
New Castle County Courthouse
The Jury Assembly Room is located on the 1st Floor of the Courthouse, in Suite 1800.  The Courthouse is located at 500 North King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Telephone 302.255.0800.

The New Castle County Courthouse opens to the jurors and the public at 8:30 a.m. Jurors cannot enter the building until 8:30.

After you enter the building you will go through security and the metal detectors. Turn right after going through security. (Do not get on the escalators.) Go past the Down Escalators keep walking until you reach the third set of doors on your left. This will be Jury Services. Please check in with the Jury Clerk at the desk. Be sure to bring your completed Qualification Questionnaire that is on the bottom part of your Juror Summons unless you mailed, faxed or submitted online previously.

In New Castle County bring your parking stub. Get in line and read the notice board before checking in, the board will remind you to have your Summons and parking stub with you when checking in. If you do not have your parking stub with you, we may not be able to validate it.


NOTE: In the event there is inclement weather, jurors must call the designated courthouse telephone before leaving your home or work for any late-breaking updates.
KENT COUNTY

  Kent County Courthouse
Kent County Courthouse
The Jury Assembly Room is located on the 1st Floor of the Courthouse. The Kent County Courthouse Is located at 414 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901. Telephone 302.735.1900, Ext. 58021.

The Kent County Courthouse opens to the jurors and the public at 8:15 a.m. Jurors cannot enter the building until 8:15.

After passing through security proceed down the hallway past the stairs and turn right at the end of the hallway. The Jury Assembly Room is the last office on the left.


NOTE: In the event there is inclement weather, jurors must call 302.739.5328 for the most up-to-date information before leaving your home or work for any late-breaking updates.

SUSSEX COUNTY

  New Castle County Courthouse
Sussex County Courthouse
The Jury Assembly Room is located on the 1st Floor of the Courthouse.

The Sussex County Courthouse Is located at 1 The Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947. Telephone 302.855.7055.

The Sussex County Courthouse opens to the jurors and the public at 8:30 a.m. Jurors cannot enter the building until 8:30.

NOTE: In the event there is inclement weather, jurors must call the designated courthouse telephone before leaving your home or work for any late-breaking updates.