Delaware Courts are currently in Phase Three of the reopening plan as of June 1, 2021. 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.

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.

Abandoned Personal Property Forms in the Justice of the Peace Court


Form 51 Petition for Title to Abandoned Personal Property
Form 51A Instructions for Filing a Petition for Title to Abandoned Personal Property
Form 52 Notice of Petition to Obtain Title to Abandoned Property
Form 52A Public Notice of Filing a Petition
Form 52B Form for Newspaper Notice
Form 53 Answer to Petition for Title to Abandoned Property and Request for Information
Form 56 Notice of Sale of Abandoned Property