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.

On Friday, June 18, 2021, most Justice of the Peace Court locations will be closed in recognition of Juneteenth. Only Justice of the Peace Court 11 (New Castle County), Court 7 (Kent County) and Court 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

Appropriate Attire


The following attire is deemed inappropriate for court appearances and entry into a Justice of the Peace court facility:

  • Clothing that:
    • Contains offensive illustrations including those depicting:
      • Profane language
      • Acts of violence
      • Acts of a sexual nature
    • Promotes drugs or alcohol use
    • Is gang related
  • Muscle shirts and tank tops
  • Halters, tube tops or bare midriffs
  • Clothing that is see through or unduly revealing
  • Cut off jeans or extremely short shorts
  • Micro or mini Skirts
  • Pants that fall below the hips or expose undergarments or bare skin
  • Hair curlers, hats or head coverings (except those worn for religious purposes)
  • Bare feet
  • Any other attire that is deemed inappropriate by the presiding judicial officer

Wearing inappropriate attire and being denied entry to the courthouse will not be an excuse as to tardiness or failure to appear for any court hearing. It is in the best interest of all persons entering the court to always wear acceptable clothing as failure to appear or tardiness may result in the issuance of a capias. For more information, please read Policy Directive 11-240.