The Delaware State Courts will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020 in observance of Good Friday. Justice of the Peace Courts 11 (New Castle County), 7 (Kent County) and 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.
Delaware Court facilities ordered closed to the public until April 15, 2020. Read more...
For the latest on the Delaware Judiciary response to COVID-19 please visit this page.
The Court of Chancery has issued an updated Standing Order (No. 3) Concerning COVID-19 Precautionary Measures. View updated Order.
The Court of Chancery has issued a statement concerning the use of a drop box at the courthouse and deadlines.
The Delaware Court of Chancery is widely recognized as the nation's preeminent forum for the determination of disputes involving the internal affairs of the thousands upon thousands of Delaware corporations and other business entities through which a vast amount of the world's commercial affairs is conducted. Its unique competence in and exposure to issues of business law are unmatched.
A short history of the Court of Chancery, which dates back to 1792.
Detailed description of the legal jurisdiction of the Court.
Short biographies on the judicial officers of the Court.
Latest and archived decisions by the Court.
Rules and recent amendments governing Court procedures.
Announcement regarding Amendments to Rules 1, 26, 34 and 37 NEW
Amendments to Rules 1, 26, 34 and 37 NEW
List of fees and charges.
Attorneys and Litigants
Guidelines for Persons Litigating in the Court of Chancery
Operating Procedures for Litigants in the Court of Chancery
Recommended Best Practices for eFiling in the Court of Chancery
In the Court of Chancery a guardian is a person appointed to make medical and/or financial decisions on behalf of a person with a disability.
Learn More About the Guardianship Process in Delaware.
For the Media
Guidelines for Use of Laptops in the Courtroom.
Court of Chancery Calendar.
Docket Information - Civil actions filed with the court are available online at File and ServeXpress.
The Court of Chancery has offices in New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County. The addresses and phone numbers for each location are listed below.
Leonard L. Williams
500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
414 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Court of Chancery
34 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
The Register of Wills is responsible for assisting individuals and attorneys with the probate process and maintains records relating to estates. The Register of Wills is a clerk of the Court of Chancery and has an office in each county of the state.