Most Justice of the Peace Court locations will be closed Wednesday, December 25, 2019 for Christmas Day and Wednesday, January 1, 2020 for the New Year’s Day holiday. Only Justice of the Peace Court 11 (New Castle County), Court 7 (Kent County), and Court 3 (Sussex County) will remain open on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

On Christmas Eve, Court 2/Videophone Court will be closing at 4:00 p.m. and will remain closed through Christmas Day, reopening on Thursday, December 26, 2019. On New Year’s Eve, Court 2/Videophone Court will be closing at 4:00 p.m. and will remain closed through New Year’s Day, reopening Thursday, January 2, 2020.

What to Bring to Court


All bags entering a Justice of the Peace Court location will be searched.

What to Bring:

  • Form of payment, if applicable; cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)
  • Evidence, if applicable
    • Documents
    • CD/DVD or USB
      • Acceptable electronic formats include, .PDF, .DOC, .AVI, .MP4, .MOV, .WMV, .MPEG1, .MPEG2, .MPEG4, .DIVX, .MPG, .MPEG
  • Witnesses
  • Helpful item: legal form of identification (driver’s license, State ID, passport)

Prohibited Items

What NOT to Bring:

  • Cellphones, camera phones, personal communication devices, Bluetooth devices of any kind, smartwatches, cameras, recording devices of any kind, and radios
  • Weapons
    • A weapon is defined as; "An item designed for, or that may be used for, inflicting bodily harm or physical damage...including but not limited to; guns of any type, ammunition, fireworks, electronic control devices, martial arts weapons, knives or bladed instruments of any size, chemical agents, bludgeons and pointed objects such as letter openers."
  • All non-medical necessary food & drink
  • Alcohol & drugs of any kind along with associated paraphernalia
  • Aerosols, including pepper spray
  • Any item deemed dangerous by a court security officer

Confiscated items may not be returned to the owner.