Court 42

General Information:

Court hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm,  Monday through Friday, at the Newport Police Station, 226 N. James Street, Newport, DE, 19804.

the Judge/Liaison is in on Wednesdays during those hours.  Phone calls are not accepted when the judge is in.

Payments can be made in person, over the phone and online.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

You can fax in proof of insurance and proof of registration in advance of your court date at 302-996-0214.

To plead NOT GUILTY to your traffic ticket and request a transfer to a higher court for a trial, you MUST appear in person on a Wednesday to see the judge.  We do not accept phone calls or fax requests to transfer cases.

If you have a warrant/capias and are transferring your case for a trial, you MUST pay the $30.00 warrant fee before we will transfer your case.  There are no exceptions.

Payments and Payment Arrangements:

Full payment is expected at the time of your plea. If you are unable to pay the entire amount in full, the court is willing to make payment arrangements with you.   Arrangements cannot be made unless you are prepared to make a down payment on your fine.  Once you make your down payment (usually $30-$100 depending on the total fine) we will break your fine up into monthly payments in an amount agreeable to both you and the court.  This convenience is subject to a $30 fee.