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Fees and Filings for the Delaware Judicial Branch

Court Notes Service/Transaction
Supreme Court The filing fee generally is the only fee charged by the Supreme Court. Notice of Appeal Filing Fee
Court of Chancery Charges for matters not covered by Court of Chancery Rule 3 shall be fixed by Order of the Court. Any charge herein may be increased or decreased by the Court for good cause. · Fees and Charges applicable to all types of actions
· Trust Fees
· Guardianship Fees
· Receivership Fees
· Statewide Security Fee applicable to all courts
· Filing Under the Delaware Housing Act
Superior Court Civil Fees (Civil Rules of Procedure: Rule 77(h).) All filing fees shall be nonrefundable and shall cover costs, except Sheriff 's service, which shall be paid separately by the moving party to the Sheriff.
  · Complaints
  · Mechanic's Liens & Mortgages
  · Involuntary Commitments
  · Appeals
  · Miscellaneous Petitions
  · Judgments
  · Executions
  · Miscellaneous Services
  · Mediation
  · Non-Fee Charges
  · Transcripts
Criminal Fees (Criminal Rules of Procedure: Rule 58) Criminal
Family Court The following schedule of assessed costs shall remain until rescinded or revised by an updated schedule. Please note that items on this schedule may require judicial authorization. Filing Requirements
Schedule of Assessed Costs
Court of Common Pleas All filing fees shall be non-refundable and shall cover all costs, except sheriff's service, which shall be paid separately by the moving party to the sheriff. Civil Filing Fees
Criminal Filing Fees
Justice of the Peace Court (10 Del. C. § 9801) Civil Fees