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Alderman Court 36



105 Rodney Avenue

Dewey Beach, DE 19971

302-227-6630 (Tel)

302-227-6366 (Fax)

Online Payments


In keeping with the State of Delaware Justice of the Peace Court standing order of March 13, 2020, Dewey Beach Alderman Court 36 will be closed during this public health emergency. In the interest of protecting litigants, practitioners, witnesses, court staff, and the public, Alderman Court 36 will suspend all arraignment, trial, and capias return hearings until April 29, 2020. The Court will reassess this order at that time and follow the guidance of the JP court. If you have a pending case before this court, you will be notified of the status of your hearing. The Court Clerk is available to answer calls every Wednesday from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.


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 judges 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.


Alderman Court Winter Schedule 2019-2020

Every other Wednesday, 12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

    • October 9, 23
    • November 6, 20
    • December 4, 18
    • January 15, 22
    • February 5, 19
    • March 4, 18
    • April 1, 15, 29
    • May 13

The Court Clerk will be available every Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

The 2020 summer court schedule will resume on May 15



The court now accepts online payments through 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" and the six numbers following "DBCV" on your ticket.

Payments can also be made in person at the Court Clerk's office by depositing in the lock box if after hours, or mailed to the address above.



Parking Appeals will be heard on a walk-in basis on Wednesdays from 12:00PM - 3:00PM on the dates above.





Requests for court records should be submitted by mail or fax to: Alderman Court 36, 105 Rodney Ave., Dewey Beach, DE 19971.  Fax (302) 227-6366. There is a $7.50 processing fee.

You must provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Case Number or Ticket Number (if you do not have, provide reason for the ticket and date issued)
  • Credit card information or a check made payable to Town of Dewey Beach for $7.50.
  • Your signature. If you do not provide a signature, your request will not be processed.
  • Address or fax number to which you would like the records to be sent.




Requests for continuance must be submitted in writing no later than 48 hours before your scheduled hearing. Each party involved is allowed only (1) continuance.



Alderman Court 36

105 Rodney Avenue

Dewey Beach, DE  19971

302-227-6366 Fax