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Street Address:
JP Court 7
480 Bank Lane
Dover, DE, 19904


Mailing Address:
JP Court 7
480 Bank Lane
Dover, DE, 19904


Phone: (302) 739-4554 TDD: (302) 739-7589


Fax: (302) 739-6797


Web Link: Justice of the Peace Court 7



Types of Cases:

  • Contractual disputes where the amount in controversy does not exceed $15,000.
  • Replevin actions (actions brought to recover possession of personal property unlawfully taken) where the amount in controversy does not exceed $15,000.
  • Negligence cases (not involving physical injury) where the amount in controversy does not exceed $15,000.
  • Landlord/Tenant cases, including summary proceedings for possession for which jury trials are authorized, and appeals from landlord/tenant cases to special courts consisting of a three judge panel.
  • Criminal misdemeanor cases as listed in 11 Del.C. ?ยบ2702, and all criminal violations
  • Most Title 21 offenses which do not involve physical injury or death
  • Violations of the County Code and other ordinances of municipalities
  • Truancy cases
  • Enumerated Fish and Wildlife violations; Enumerated Alcoholic beverage violations.
  • Miscellaneous violations initiated by other state agencies; Limited jurisdiction for juvenile offenses



Judges: Ernst Arndt (Deputy Chief Magistrate, Court 7), D. Ken Cox, Pamela Darling, Dwight Sillard, Debora Foor, Cathleen Hutchison, James Murray, Agnes Pennella, Christian J. Place, Sr., William Sweet, Robert Wall, Jr.


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