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New Castle County Criminal & Court Records

Court of Common Pleas

Address
500 N King St Wilmington, DE 19801-3704
Phone
302-255-0900
Fax
302-255-2244
Hours
8:30AM-4:30PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $50,000, Traffic
Restricted Records
No closed records released

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, charge year of offense; also helpful: DOB

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1993; prior records on docket books

Record Retrieval Methods

In person only

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Wilmington Justice of the Peace #20

Address
Public Safety Bldg 300 N Walnut St Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone
302-577-7234
Fax
302-577-7237/7238
Hours
24 hours
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
General Note
This court now also maintains the case records from the former JP Court #18. Records department phone is 302-255-0000. Search requests may also be directed to Dover - 800-464-4557 for information.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Years Available

Record Retrieval Methods

In person only

Civil Records

Required Information

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Middletown Justice of the Peace #9

Address
757 N Broad St Middletown, DE 19709
Phone
302-378-5221
Fax
302-378-5220
Hours
8AM-4PM M,T,TH,F, N-8PM W
Jurisdiction
Civil Actions under $15,000, Misdemeanor, Eviction, Small Claims
General Note
Due to a court fire, criminal cases 7/24/2000 to 5/1/2001 were held at New Castle JP Court 11, 323-4450. Civil cases were held at Prices Corner JP Court 12, 995-8646. Now, all new cases are back here at Middletown.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB

Years Available

Due to fire, records on computer only back to mid-1990s

Record Retrieval Methods

In person only

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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Justice of the Peace #10

Address
210 Greenbank Rd Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone
302-995-8640
Fax
302-995-8642
Hours
8AM-4PM M,T,TH,F: 8AM-10PM W
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor Traffic
General Note
Court refers records request to State Agency-302-739-5961.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB

Years Available

Criminal records go back to 1971

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

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New Castle Justice of the Peace #11

Address
2 Penns Way #100-A New Castle, DE 19720
Phone
302-323-4450
Fax
302-323-4452
Hours
Open 24 hours
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor, DUI
General Note
In December 2009, Court #11 consolidated with the closed Court #15 from Claymont. Claymont case files are located here.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search

Years Available

Records indexed on computer to 1966, older records hand written in log book.

Record Retrieval Methods

In person only

Civil Records

Required Information

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Wilmington Justice of the Peace #15 (CLOSED)

Address
Claymont, DE 19703
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor
General Note
This court closed in December 2009 and case files were moved to the new Consolidated Court #11 location in New Castle.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB; also helpful: offense

Years Available

Criminal public records back to 1966

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, in person

Civil Records

Required Information

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Superior Court

Address
Office of the Prothonotary 500 N King St, #500 Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone
302-255-0800
Fax
302-255-2264
Hours
8:30AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $50,000
Restricted Records
No psychological evaluation, sealed records released
General Note
Access to e-filed records is available online by subscription through LexisNexis eFlex system for filing. See http://courts.delaware.gov/efiling/index.stm,

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, DOB, years to search

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 4/80, prior on microfilm

Record Retrieval Methods

In person only

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search

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New Castle County Court Recorder Offices

County Recorder of Deeds

Address
New Castle County 800 French St, 4th Fl Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone
302-395-7700
Fax
302-395-7712
Hours
9AM-4:45PM
Record Avalilability
Separate indices to search include deed, mortgage, assignments, fed liens, UCCs, satisfactions. Records indexed on computer back to 1945.

Courier Offices

Address
800 French St, 4th Fl Wilmington, DE 19801

County Assessor

Phone
302-395-5400

Treasurer

Phone
302-395-5177

Treasurer

Appraiser
302-395-5400

Elections

Appraiser
302-577-3464