In Delaware, there are limited jurisdiction courts, general jurisdiction trial courts, and an appellate court. The Delaware Supreme Court is the sole appellate court, responsible for appeals from the lower courts.
Limited jurisdiction courts include Justice of the Peace Courts, which handle civil cases under $15,000, landlord-tenant matters, traffic & ordinance violations, misdemeanors, and non-felony motor vehicle cases. The Court of Common Pleas handles civil cases up to $50,000, non-drug misdemeanors, motor vehicle offenses & felony preliminary hearings, appeals from Justice of the Peace Courts.
Family Courts handle family & juvenile matters such as divorces, adoptions, child support, child neglect, juvenile delinquency, and protection orders.
The Superior Court is the general jurisdiction trial court that handles civil cases of any size, felonies, drug offenses, and appeals from lower courts. The Court of Chancery handles equity matters involving corporations, trusts, estates, commercial & contract cases.
Use the resources below to access Supreme, Superior, Chancery, Court of Common Pleas, Probate, Bankruptcy, and U.S. District federal court records in Delaware.
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|Court Orders and Opinions |
Search for Delaware Supreme, Chancery, Superior, and Common Pleas Court Civil and Criminal Orders and Opinions.
|Court Records | Civil |
Statewide database of Delaware Court of Common Pleas, Superior Court, and Justice of the Peace civil court records, dockets, and judgments, including civil actions, family, subrogation, personal injury, debt, guardianship, involuntary commit, tax case records, and more.
|Bankruptcies, Judgments, Tax Liens Pay Site|
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|PACER U.S. District Court of Delaware Bankruptcy Court Records Pay Site|
Search U.S. District Court of Delaware Federal bankruptcy court records by case number, party name, filing date, or last update. Provides dockets and documents. Requires registration and minimal fees.
|PACER U.S. District Court of Delaware Civil and Criminal Court Records Pay Site|
Search U.S. District Court of Delaware Federal civil & criminal court records by case number, party name, filing date, or last update. Provides dockets and documents. Requires registration and a few for each search, but the fees are minimal.
|Probate Database 1680-1925 |
Search the Delaware Department of State probate database by name, race, or date. Gives corresponding information and location.
|Protective Orders |
Search for protective orders in Delaware by case number and respondent name and county of issuance.
|Superior Court Calendars |
Delaware Superior Court trial calendars. Provides trial date, category judge assignment, case, charges and length, attorneys, scheduling order date, and last FCR date.
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