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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:

May 15 to September 29                           Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Parking Appeals are heard on a walk-in priority basis from 11:00AM - 1:00PM; thereafter, they will be heard in between the criminal and traffic docket

Arraignments are scheduled from 1:00 - 4:00PM.  Trials are scheduled at 4:00PM and 4:30PM.

The Court Clerk is available from 9:00AM - 5:00PM Monday through Friday during the season.

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:  302-227-8319