Delaware Courts have returned to Phase Two of the reopening plan as of November 16, 2020. Learn more about the public reopening plan.

For the latest on the Delaware Judiciary response to COVID-19 – and for contact information for each court during this emergency – please visit The Delaware Judiciary Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) page.

On Monday, May 31, 2021, most Justice of the Peace Court locations will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Only Justice of the Peace Court 11 (New Castle County), Court 7 (Kent County) and Court 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

Brochures, Videos and Interactive Forms


The following videos, brochures and interactive forms are available from the Justice of the Peace Court to help you in filing or defending your case. Please feel free to ask the clerk for any of the following free materials.


Brochures


How to File and Defend a Civil Action in the Justice of the Peace Court

Sample Complaints

How to File and Defend a Summary Possession Action in the Justice of the Peace Court

Questions and Answers About the Rules of Evidence in the Justice of the Peace Court


Videos


Civil Proceedings in the Justice of the Peace Court


Interactive Forms


Landlord Tenant Summary Possession

Return of Security Deposit

Debt

Replevin

Trespass


Other Information


What to Expect at Trial in the Justice of the Peace Court