Due to inclement weather conditions on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the State of Delaware Courts and offices in Kent County will be closing at noon and New Castle County is closed. Justice of the Peace Court 11 (New Castle County) and 7 (Kent County) will remain open.

About Us

Our Mission, Vision & Values

President Judge Jan R. Jurden

"Our vision is to be the Superior Court with the most Superior Service in the nation. Our mission is to provide Superior Service to the public in pursuit of justice. Our core values are–Unity, Neutrality, Integrity, Timeliness, Equality, and Dedication. UNITED is the acronym. Here is why these values are so important.

Unity. We are one court with courthouses in three counties. Through unity, there is the strength we need to be the best trial court in the nation.

Neutrality. Courts exist to ensure impartial dispute resolution. We must reflect this neutrality in all we do.

Integrity. Faithfulness and honesty in the performance of our duties is essential to the public's trust and confidence.

Timeliness. Justice delayed is justice denied. The public expects justice without unreasonable delay. As a basic courtesy to those who are ordered to be here on time, we should arrive to start on time.

Equality. There is no justice without equal justice. Everyone's work is important here. Each of us and what we do is vital to the essential public service the court provides.

Dedication. Dedication to our core values, mission, and vision ensures our success."

— President Judge Jan R. Jurden