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.

Online Dispute Resolution


ATTORNEYS! Want to mediate Online Dispute Resolution Landlord/Tenant cases?
Email the Court at: JPmeDEationMEDIATOR@delaware.gov for more information!
Volunteer today!

The Justice of the Peace Court is working off a backlog of landlord/tenant cases created by the public health emergencies and the various moratoriums on evictions.

The Court will refer Landlord/Tenant cases filed on or after July 1, 2020, to the new Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) system beginning November 2, 2020. Using ODR is the first step in resolving your case. Please view the web page, documents, and videos below to learn more.


ODR "How to" registration video - Landlord

ODR "How to" registration video - Tenant