The Delaware State Courts will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 for Memorial Day. Justice of the Peace Court 11 (New Castle County) and Court 7 (Kent County) will remain open 24 hours and Justice of the Peace Court 3 (Sussex County) will be open from 6AM-Midnight (no new cases after 11PM).

Kent County Courthouse


Hours, Directions, & Policies


Hours of Operation


The Courthouse is open weekdays from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm. The Courthouse is handicapped accessible. If you have special needs, please call 302-735-1909.


Public Policies


Portable Electronic Devices Pilot Program Policy
Cellular telephones and other personal electronic devices are allowed in court facilities, with restrictions, under a court pilot program.


Dress Code
Appropriate attire is expected for any appearance in Court and should be consistent with the seriousness and dignity of the judicial process. This maintains decorum and shows respect for our laws and Courts.
Kent County Courthouse Dress Code Policy


Food and Beverage
The public is prohibited from bringing any beverage in an "open" container and/or "unsealed" plastic bottle containing consumable beverages. The public may bring food and beverages in non-glassed enclosed containers into the courthouse for consumption in the cafeteria only. No food or beverages may be consumed in any public area within the courthouse other than the cafeteria.


Weapons
Weapons are not permitted in the Courthouse. This includes pocketknives, scissors, chains on a wallet, nail files, glass containers, etc.
Firearms Policy


Weather Emergency
The weather emergency line is 302-735-3292.


Public Transportation


For information on public transportation schedules and routes, please visit DART First State.


Location and Directions



Directions to the Courthouse from the North
Take I-95 SOUTH
Take exit 98 for DE-8 toward DOWNTOWN DOVER/LITTLE CREEK
Turn RIGHT onto DE-8/NORTH LITTLE CREEK ROAD
Turn LEFT onto US-13 SOUTH
Turn RIGHT onto EAST LOOCKERMAN STREET
Continue onto LOOCKERMAN PLAZA
Turn LEFT onto FEDERAL STREET.
Kent County Courthouse will be on your RIGHT.


Directions to the Courthouse from the South
Take DE-1 NORTH
Take exit 95 for DE-10 toward DOVER/CAMDEN
Continue onto SOUTH BAY ROAD
Merge onto US-13 NORTH
Turn LEFT onto EAST LOOCKERMAN STREET
Continue onto LOOCKERMAN PLAZA
Turn LEFT onto FEDERAL STREET.
Kent County Courthouse will be on your RIGHT.