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Alderman Court 36

Alderman Court 36 Overview

The Alderman Court shall have jurisdiction and cognizance of all breaches of the peace and other offenses committed within the corporate limits of the Town of Dewey Beach so far as to arrest and hold for bail, fine and/or imprison offenders for offenses under its Municipal Code, certain Title 11 misdemeanor offenses, and Title 21 traffic violations; to uphold and enforce the Charter of the Town of Dewey Beach and ordinances duly enacted by the Commissioners of Dewey Beach and to carry into effect all orders of the Commissioners of Dewey Beach made pursuant to any law of this state.

The Alderman and the Assistant Alderman are nominated by the Governor, confirmed by the Senate and are under the jurisdiction of the Chief Justice of the State of Delaware.  The Alderman and the Assistant Alderman may, in addition to any fine or term of imprisonment permitted to be assessed or imposed, impose and collect court costs as prescribed in the Dewey Beach Municipal Code.  

The Alderman Court Hours are:

From October 1, 2017 through May 14, 2018 Court will be held on every other Wednesday from 12:00-3:00PM

  •          October 11, 25
  •          November 8, 22  (the hours for November 22 will be 10:00AM-1:00PM)
  •          December 6, 20
  •          January 31
  •          February 14, 28
  •          March 14, 28
  •          April 11, 25
  •          May 9

The Alderman Court Clerk will be available in person and by telephone on these dates from 10:00AM-4:00PM.

All requests for postponement must be made in writing to:

Alderman Court 36

105 Rodney Avenue

Dewey Beach, DE  19971

Tel:  302-227-6630

Fax:  302-227-6366