Statement to elaborate on procedures in the Court of Common Pleas in accordance with the Supreme Court’s Administrative Order No. 3. Read statement.

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The Delaware Courts will be closed Friday June 18, 2021 in honor of Juneteenth. Justice of the Peace Courts 11 (New Castle County), 7 (Kent County), and 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

Administrative Directives




2017-3 05/04/2017 Publication of Judicial Opinions
2017-2 03/28/2017 Interim eFiling Procedures
2017-1 03/28/2017 E-Filing Procedures [Supersedes Administrative Directive No. 2009-6]
2016-8 10/24/2016 Directing in All Consumer Debt Actions the Attached Notice be Provided to Defendants
2016-1 01/19/2016 Automated Bail Posting Procedures
2012-2 08/22/2012 Consumer Debt Collection Actions [Supersedes Administrative Directive No. 2011-1]
2012-1 02/15/2012 Appointment of Sitting Judge with regards to Civil Proceedings
2011-1 03/16/2011 Consumer Debt Collection Actions [Superseded by Administrative Directive No. 2012-2]
2010-3 12/28/2010 Special Election and Expedited Docket ('Speed Docket')
2010-2 09/16/2010 Policy on Racial and Ethinic Fairness; Court of Common Pleas Use of Force Policy; and Complaint Form
2009-6 10/01/2009 E-Filing Procedures [Supersedes Administrative Directive No. 2008-2]
2009-2 02/05/2009 Interim Bail Procedures  [Supersedes Administrative Directive No. 2009-1]
2009-1 01/16/2009 Interim Bail Procedures
2008-2 10/29/2008 E-Filing Procedures [Supersedes Administrative Directive No. 2008-1]
2008-1 06/25/2008 E-Filing Procedures
2007-2 03/12/2007 Policy on Public Access to the Court of Common Pleas Judicial Records
2007-1 03/07/2007 Judicial Branch Compensatory Day
2006-2 03/2006 Assisting Self-Represented Parties
2006-1 10/17/2006 Judicial Branch Authorized Use Policy
2000-1 09/01/2001 Public Access to Court of Common Pleas Judicial Records