Addresses and information on Delaware small claims courts and filings.
A person can file a claim in small claims court if he/she has a dispute involving a certain amount of money with another person, company or government agency.
The amount that could be recovered is limited, and it varies from state to state (usually from $1,500 to 10,000 Dollars.)
Most common claims in small claims courts involve:
Things to bring to court:
Original copies of all papers you need to help prove the case (contracts, letters, rental agreements, canceled checks, deeds, repair bills, IOUs, diagrams, written damage estimates, photographs or even drawings.)
2 photocopies of every original document. (one for the defendant, one for the court)
The piece of clothing or the appliance damaged by the defendant, if that's the case.
Any witness that could help the case. Some judges allow notarized statements by witness that cannot appear in court.
Small Claims Courts Requirements:
Hearing dates are usually set on some evenings or on Saturday (once a month.)
Hearing is scheduled within 40 days in most cases (up to 70 days if one litigant does not live in the same county).
Delaware State Courts Sussex County Superior Court Jury Services The Cir Georgetown, DE 19947 Phone:(302) 856`5740 Phone:(302) 855`7422
Government Offices State Prothonotary Clerk of The Court Joyce Court House Georgetown, DE 19947 Phone;(302) 854`6959
Government Offices State Arms of The Court Dover, DE 19901 Phone:(302) 739`4155
Government Offices State Court No 1 Mon-Fri 8 AM 4 PM Millsboro, DE 19966 Phone:(302) 934`5093
Government Offices State Court No 15 Mon-Fri 8 AM 4 PM Claymont, DE 19703 Phone:(302) 798`5351
Delaware J P Courts Beech St Lowr Wilmington, DE 19801 Phone:(302) 577`3824
U S Government District Court
9 & King St Wilmington, DE 19801