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Court of Chancery
34 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947 courts.delaware.gov/Chancery/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 302-856-5775
F: 302-856-5778
Jurisdiction: Civil, Probate
Restricted Records: All records public except for guardianship cases.
Fees charged by Register of Wills for Probate are separate.
Superior Court
1 The Circle #2
Georgetown, DE 19947 courts.delaware.gov/Superior/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 302-855-7055
F: 302-856-5739
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions
Restricted Records: No divorce, victim info, sealed records, expungments, or CCDW permit records released
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.
Court of Common Pleas
1 The Circle #1
Georgetown, DE 19947 courts.delaware.gov/CommonPleas/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 302-858-5700
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $50,000
Restricted Records: No closed case records released
Fees for archive or closed file retrieval is $25.00.
Justice of the Peace #1
9 Main St
Frankford, DE 19945 courts.delaware.gov/Locations/jp0...
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 302-732-9580
F: 302-732-9586
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic
http://courts.delaware.gov/Locations/jp01.stm
Rehoboth Beach Justice of the Peace #2
35252 Hudson Way, #1
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-9738 courts.delaware.gov/Locations/jp0...
Hours: 8AM-Midnight EST
P: 302-645-6163
F: 302-645-8842
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic
Georgetown Justice of the Peace #3
23730 Shortly Rd
Georgetown, DE 19947 courts.delaware.gov/Locations/jp0...
Hours: 24 hours daily EST
P: 302-856-1445
F: 302-856-5844
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic
Georgetown Justice of the Peace #17
23730 Shortly Rd
Georgetown, DE 19947 courts.delaware.gov/Locations/jp1...
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 302-856-1447
F: 302-856-4654
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Hold records for former Court 19 in Seaford.
Seaford Justice of the Peace #4
408 Stein Hwy
Seaford, DE 19973 courts.delaware.gov/Locations/jp0...
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 302-628-2036
F: 302-628-2049
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic
Court refers criminal records request to a State Agency-302-739-5961. This court considers criminal records as non-Public. One may not obtain a record on someone else.
Seaford Justice of the Peace #19 Closed - See JP Court #17
Court closed, records now at Georgetown JP court #17.

Sussex County, DE Vital Records

Contact the Sussex 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.

Sussex County
County Recorder of Deeds
2 The Circle
Admin Bldg, Lower Level
Georgetown, DE 19947 www.sussexcountyde.gov/recorder-d...
8:30AM-4PM EST
Phone: 302-855-7785
Fax: 302-855-7787
Recorded Documents, Real Property

Sussex County Vital Certificates

Sussex County Vital Certificates

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Sussex County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 937.58 sq mi
Population (2009): 192,747
  • Females: 51.1%
  • White: 84.0%
  • Black/African American: 13.4%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 7.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 77.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): 36,166
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 4.5%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 7.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12.0%
High School Graduates (2000): 76.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 16.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.45
Housing Units (2000): 93,070
Homeownership Rate (2000): 80.7%
Migration Flow to Sussex County, DE from (2007-2008):

Sussex County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $3,492,232
  • Construction: $330,825
  • Retail Trade: $373,229
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $434,303
  • Banking: $90,168
  • Retail Trade: $373,229
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $187,075
  • Manufacturing: $671,191
  • Farms: $158,442
  • Government: $434,980
Employed (2000): 69,596
Unemployed (2000): 3,565
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $32,647
Local Government Employment (2007): 0
Local Government Revenue (2007): $389,830 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $250,195 (thou. dol.)

Sussex County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 2,548
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.8
Deaths (2007): 1,937
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 23
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.0

Sussex County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 1,086
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 6
  • Forcible rape: 98
  • Robbery: 218
  • Aggravated Assault: 764
Property Crimes (2008): 6,227
  • Burglary: 1,741
  • Larceny-Theft: 4,149
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 337

Sussex County Genealogy Records