New Castle County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Criminal Records

The New Castle County Police Department processes requests for different types of records, including collision reports and incident reports. Eligible persons may obtain a copy of a collision report or incident by submitting a request to the Records unit in the Public Safety Building at 3601 N DuPont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19702. Requests can also be submitted by mail.

In order to obtain a copy of an incident report, applicants must be listed as the victim on the report or parents of minors listed as a victim. The first copy of the report is provided free of charge while additional copies cost $60.00 each. Requesters must provide a valid photo I.D during their application.

How to Find Sex Offender Information

The Delaware State Police maintains a public central registry of sex offender. County residents can search for sex offenders by name, address or neighborhood. Searches can also be conducted using the name of a company to find offenders within a specific workplace. In addition, the state maintains an online list of wanted sex offenders.

How to Find information on Inmates

Records of persons housed in correctional inmate facilities within the state are managed by the Delaware Department of Correction. The department provides public access to inmate information using an online inmate locator. Friends and family can send money to inmates by either dropping off a money order at the inmate's facility during a scheduled visit or sending a money order by mail.

Court Records

New Castle provides public access to different types of court records and case information. The county is home to a superior court, which presides over criminal and civil cases. Residents can search for civil case information using the state's online CourtConnect tool. Interested parties can also obtain records at the courthouse located at:

Leonard L. Williams Justice Center (formerly New Castle County Courthouse)
500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

New Castle is also home to a Court of chancery, which presides over complex commercial cases and a court of common pleas, which oversees most misdemeanors. Family courts have jurisdiction over most juvenile and family cases as well as related civil matters such as child custody, visitation, and child support. Interested parties can view court files directly at the Records Room of the Family courthouse located at:

New Castle County:
Records Department
Family Court
500 N. King St.
Suite 110
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-255-2633

To prevent tampering, all records must be viewed in the presence of a member of the court. In addition to the courts above, New Castle also houses multiple Alderman's Courts and Justice of the Peace Courts. Residents of the county can obtain court records from any of these by visiting the courthouses at their respective locations.

New Castle County Justice of the Peace Court 9
Middletown Square Shopping Center
757 N Broad Street
Middletown, DE 19709
Phone: 302-378-5221
Fax: 302-378-5220

New Castle County Justice of the Peace Court 10
210 Greenbank Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone: 302-995-8640
Fax: 302-995-8642

New Castle County Justice of the Peace Court 11
2 Penns Way, Suite 100A
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: 302-323-4450
Fax: 302-323-4452

New Castle County Justice of the Peace Court 13
Concord Professional Building
1010 Concord Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19802
Phone: 302-577-2550
Fax: 302-577-2526

New Castle County Justice of the Peace Court 20
Public Safety Building
300 N Walnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-577-7234
Fax: 302-577-7237

Newark Alderman's Court 40
220 S Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: 302-366-7100
Fax: 302-366-7062

Newport Alderman's Court 42
226 N James Street
Newport, DE 19804
Phone: 302-998-2707

Vital Records

How to Find Divorce Records

Residents of New Castle can obtain copies of a divorce decree by contacting the Family Court Record Department. Requests can be made in person or by mail. Requesters will be expected to provide a valid photo I.D as well as their contact details. Records can also be obtained via mail by sending a written request with a notarized signature to:

Records Department
Family Court
500 N. King St.
Suite 110
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-255-2633

Note: The records department of the Family Court only maintains records for divorces from 1975 till present. Records for divorces that occurred prior to 1975 can be obtained at the New Castle Superior Court Prothonotary office.

How to Obtain Birth/Death Records

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DDPH) manages birth/death records for New Castle and other parts of the state from 1947 till present. Eligible persons can obtain records in person or by mail. To obtain a record by mail, requesters must submit a written request with a completed application form for birth or death records to the Office of Vital Statistics located in the Jesse S. Cooper Building in Dover. County residents can make requests in person at:

University Office Plaza - Chopin Building
258 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702
Phone: (302) 283-7100

The office opens between 8:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Walk-in requests can also be made at of the other two DDPH locations outside New Castle County.

Jesse S. Cooper Building
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 744-4700

Thurman Adams State Service Center (formerly the Georgetown State Service)
546 S. Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: (302) 515-3174

How to Obtain Marriage Records

The DPH manages records of marriage licenses issued in the state. Interested parties can request records by submitting a completed application form that includes the name of the spouses, date of the marriage and place of marriage. Applicants must also indicate their relationship to the named individuals. County residents can make requests in person at:

University Office Plaza - Chopin Building
258 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702
Phone: (302) 283-7100

The office opens between 8:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Walk-in requests can also be made at of the other two DDPH locations outside New Castle County.

Jesse S. Cooper Building
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901