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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. 


2018 Alderman Summer Court Hours

May 16- September 28

Monday 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Wednesday 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Friday 10:00AM - 4:00PM


Sunday Court hours from June 3 - August 26:

Sunday 10:00AM - 1:00PM (Parking Appeals Only)


PARKING APPEALS will be heard on a priority walk-in basis from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. Thereafter, they will be heard in between scheduled arraignments from 1:00PM- 4:00PM.

ARRAIGNMENTS are scheduled from 1:00PM - 4:00PM.

TRIALS are scheduled starting at 4:00PM.


The Alderman Court Clerk is available Monday thru Friday from 9:00AM - 5:00PM, and closed for a lunch break from 12:00PM - 12:45PM.



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


The court now accepts online payments through the ePayment provided by the Delaware Criminal Justice Information System (DELJIS).

Please visit  for more information or to make a payment.

Please Note: When making a payment online for a civil violation, please enter: DBCV****** (the * represents the six numbers following "DBCV" as shown on your ticket)


Winter Court Schedule

October 17, 2018 to May 8, 2019

Walk-in Parking Appeals, DOC Transports and Arraignments 12:00 - 3:00 P.M.

Trials start at 3:00 P.M.

October 17, 31

November 14, 28

December 12

January 9, 23

February 6, 20

March 6, 20

April 3, 17

May 8


The Court Clerk will be available on these days from 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.