Most Justice of the Peace Court locations will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018 for the Memorial Day holiday. Only Justice of the Peace Court 11 (New Castle County), 7 (Kent County) and 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

Most Justice of the Peace Court locations will be closing on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. for our annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon. Justice of the Peace Court 11 (New Castle County); 7 (Kent County); and 3 (Sussex County) will have judicial coverage and remain open. Justice of the Peace Court 2 (Sussex) will close at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018 and will reopen the following day at 8:00 a.m.

Speaker's Bureau

The Justice of the Peace Court has developed a Speakers Bureau, consisting of Judges and court staff to speak to local organizations about the procedures of the Court. The list of topics (below) include civil procedure, criminal proceedings, history of the court and employment. There is no charge for a speaking engagement and our hope is to help the community better understand the processes and procedures of the Court so that individuals can more effectively use our court without confusion or frustration.

To schedule a speaker for any of the topics on the list, please complete the request form and send it to Administrative Office at 2 Penns Way, Suite 100B, New Castle, DE 19720.

Speaker's Bureau List of Topics

Starting and Defending a Civil Action in JP Court
Landlord/tenant issues
Businesses in JP Court Proceedings
Do I need a lawyer?
Collection practices

Police prosecution process
How do judges set bail?
What happens when someone is arrested?
DUI process
Ordinance cases
Arrest & search warrants
Mental health/criminal justice issues

Truancy Court
How do you become a Justice of the Peace?
History of the JP Court
Employment in the court system
Limited English speakers and the Courts