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Kent County, DE Public Records

Court of Chancery
38 The Green
Dover, DE 19901 http://courts.delaware.gov/Chancery/
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 302-736-2242
F: 302-736-2155
Jurisdiction: Civil, Probate
Restricted Records: No juvenile, sealed or mental health records released
This is an Equity Court only. The Court of Chancery oversees probate and equity matters and guardianship. The Register of Wills oversees estate. Above is mailing address, the Physical address is 414 Federal Street.
Superior Court
38 The Green, Rm 140, 1st Fl
Office of the Prothonotary
Dover, DE 19901 http://courts.delaware.gov/Superior/
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 302-735-1900
F: 302-739-6717
Couriers: 414 Federal St
Courthouse
Dover, DE 19901
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $50,000
Restricted Records: No sealed or Psychological evaluation records released
Court refers records request to State Agency-302-739-5961.
Court of Common Pleas
414 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901 http://courts.delaware.gov/CommonPlea
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 302-735-3900
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $50,000
Restricted Records: No sealed records released
Superior Court has most of the records.
Harrington Justice of the Peace #6
35 Cams Fortune Way
Harrington, DE 19952 http://courts.delaware.gov/locations/
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 302-422-5922
F: 302-422-1527
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic
Also holds records for JF #5 which has been closed.
Dover Justice of the Peace #7
480 Bank Ln
Dover, DE 19903 http://courts.delaware.gov/locations/
Hours: Open 24 hours EST
P: 302-739-4554
F: 302-739-6797
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, DUI, Truancy
Search requests must include charge/or/disposition; name searches without charge are referred to the State Bureau of Investigation.
Dover Justice of the Peace #16
414 Federal Street, Rm 173
Dover, DE 19901 http://courts.delaware.gov/locations/
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 302-739-4316
F: 302-674-7111
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Access to e-filed records is available online by subscription through LexisNexis File and Serve system. See the lower portion of the page at http://courts.delaware.gov/efiling/index.stm.
Smyrna Justice of the Peace #8
100 Monrovia Ave
Smyrna, DE 19977 http://courts.delaware.gov/locations/
Hours: 8AM-4PM, M.W.F EST
P: 302-653-7083
F: 302-653-2888
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic
Court is lcosed on Tuesday and Thursday.

Kent County, DE Vital Records

Contact the Kent County Office of the County Recorder of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Kent County
County Recorder of Deeds
555 Bay Rd
Dover, DE 19901 http://www.co.kent.de.us/recorder-of-
8AM-5PM EST
Phone: 302-744-2314
Fax: 302-736-2035
Recorded Documents

Kent County Vital Certificates

Kent County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Kent County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 589.72 sq mi
Population (2009): 157,741
  • Females: 52.1%
  • White: 71.9%
  • Black/African American: 23.3%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 4.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 68.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): 31,037
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 7.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 10.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 79.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 18.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.61
Housing Units (2000): 50,481
Homeownership Rate (2000): 70%
Migration Flow to Kent County, DE from (2007-2008):

Kent County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $3,544,198
  • Construction: $226,189
  • Retail Trade: $315,220
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $358,275
  • Banking: $115,120
  • Retail Trade: $315,220
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $82,176
  • Manufacturing: $0
  • Farms: $41,588
  • Government: $1,408,769
Employed (2000): 57,895
Unemployed (2000): 3,413
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.9%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $29,578
Local Government Employment (2007): 0
Local Government Revenue (2007): $313,349 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $160,712 (thou. dol.)

Kent County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 2,232
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.7
Deaths (2007): 1,255
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.3
Infant Deaths (2007): 8
  • Per 1,000 population: 3.6

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Kent County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 1,044
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 8
  • Forcible rape: 99
  • Robbery: 196
  • Aggravated Assault: 741
Property Crimes (2008): 5,386
  • Burglary: 1,151
  • Larceny-Theft: 3,881
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 354

Kent County Genealogy Records

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