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Kent County, DE Public Records

Kent County public records are any information concerning business regardless of the form by which information is obtained, recorded, and stored. These are available for viewing and inspection, provided there are no legal exemptions involved. Vital records are only accessible to certain interested parties. These are legal representatives, parents, close relations, and the person on the record. Births, marriages, and deaths may be sourced from the Office of Vital Statistics within the Delaware Division of Public Health. These are obtained in person. Divorce records, though, are provided by the Kent County Prothonotary or County Family Court. Copy fees range from $1 to $4, depending on the record requested. Property records are also accessible to all requesters, provided there are no infringements. These are accessed from the County Recorder of Deeds.

Courts in Kent County

Court Records in Kent County, Delaware

Kent County court records are available to every interested party, provided there are no barring legal exemptions. Requesters may visit individual courthouses where the case was heard and contact the Clerk of the courts. All record seekers are required to provide relevant details concerning the case of interest. That is, case numbers, court hearing dates, parties, and the judgment period. Alternatively, parties may use the Delaware case search platform, which allows individuals to access documents online. Some documents, which entail juveniles, child custody, victim identities, and ongoing criminal investigations, are designated confidential. These may only be viewed by legal representatives, court officials, and the parties to the case. Search fees apply for online and onsite requests of these records.

Court Name:
55 The Green / South State Street
414 Federal Street

Jails and Prisons in Kent County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Kent County, Delaware

Kent County inmate records are available to all requesters following state and local regulations. These are produced and maintained by the County Sheriff’s office, which works in Tandem with the state police. It also provides an inmate search platform, providing information on their status. By giving the inmate's name, it is possible to view their physical descriptions, criminal charges, bail or bond status, court dates, and the detaining facility. Inmates at Kent County institutions are allowed visitors weekly, but visits have to be scheduled in advance. Visitors must also comply with facility rules, including providing government-issued identification and arriving on time. Visitors are required to wear formal and minors have to be accompanied by pre-approved adults or their legal guardians. There are four jails in Kent County, serving 184,149 residents.

Jails and Prisons Name:
414 Main Street
150 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd South, Po Box 1401
400 South Queen Street
400 Northeast Front Street
325 West Glenwood Avenue
One North Railroad Avenue
Camden Wyoming

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Kent County

Arrest Records in Kent County, Delaware

Kent County arrest records are accessible to all interested parties, provided there are no legal exemptions involved. The records are generated and maintained by the County Sheriff’s office or local police departments. Requesters may visit their offices or issue a mail request, though these have to be accompanied by relevant details like parties to the incident, time, and location. Alternatively, requesters searching for backgrounds may contact the State police department, the central repository for criminal records. Some records, though, are sealed due to their confidential status. Those that include juvenile information, abuse victim identities, financial details, or sensitive ongoing criminal investigations are only available to the incident parties, legal representatives, and law enforcement personnel. There are 16 police departments in the county, and the crime rate is 23.9 per 1,000 residents.

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