The Delaware State Courts will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 for Memorial Day. Justice of the Peace Court 11 (New Castle County) and Court 7 (Kent County) will remain open 24 hours and Justice of the Peace Court 3 (Sussex County) will be open from 6AM-Midnight (no new cases after 11PM).

Hours & Locations



Justice of the Peace Court Locations


 Effective March 3, 2024, Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown, DE will be reducing its hours as part of a pilot program. The Court will be open from 6:00 a.m. – midnight daily and will be staffed with judicial officers from 8:00 a.m. – midnight. The court will not accept new cases after 11:00 p.m. and all in-person and virtual activity after 11:00 p.m. should be directed to Justice of the Peace Court 7, 480 Bank Lane, Dover, Delaware.
Justice of the Peace Seal

Justice of the Peace Court Home Page


Please choose from the locations below to find hours, street address, directions, parking, and phone numbers:

Criminal and Civil Justice of the Peace Courts closing at 4:00 p.m. cannot accept cash and credit card payment after 3:30 p.m.

JP Court Location Jurisdiction
Justice of the Peace Court 02 Lewes Criminal (Statewide Videophone)
Justice of the Peace Court 03 Georgetown Criminal
Justice of the Peace Court 04 Seaford Criminal
Justice of the Peace Court 06 Harrington Criminal
Justice of the Peace Court 07 Dover Criminal, Truancy, DUI -24 hours
Justice of the Peace Court 08 Smyrna Criminal
Justice of the Peace Court 09 Middletown Civil, Criminal
Justice of the Peace Court 11 New Castle Criminal -24 hours
Justice of the Peace Court 13 New Castle Civil
Justice of the Peace Court 14 Georgetown Criminal, DUI
Justice of the Peace Court 16 Dover Civil
Justice of the Peace Court 17 Georgetown Civil
Justice of the Peace Court 20 Wilmington Criminal
Justice of the Peace Court
Voluntary Assessment Center
All Counties Traffic
Justice of the Peace Court
Truancy Court - Sussex
Seaford Truancy Court