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New Castle County, DE Public Records

New Castle County public records are categorized as information produced, compiled, or owned by local government agencies. These may relate to public business or the county residents' interest. The Freedom of Information laws also allow public inspection of these records provided no legal exemptions exist. Restrictions apply for vital records such as births, deaths, marriages, and divorce. These are only available to eligible requesters such as spouses, close relations, legal representatives, and the person on the record. Births and deaths are sourced from the Office of Vital Statistics by mail, online, or in person. Marriage records, though, are obtained from the Department of Public Health or the Clerk of the Peace. Divorce records may be obtained from the Family Court records department. Property records are also available to the public and accessed from the Recorder of Deeds.

Courts in New Castle County

Court Records in New Castle County, Delaware

New Castle County court records are available for public viewing, provided they are not breaking restrictions. The Superior Court handles the county's criminal and civil cases, which may be accessed from the courthouse or via the Court Connect platform. Requesters seeking information on commercial cases and common pleas may obtain the information from the county’s Court of Chancery. Family courts within the county hold records on juvenile and family-related disputes though these are mostly only open to eligible requesters. That includes the parties to the case, legal representatives, and law enforcement personnel. Interested parties would get these from the records room at the specific courthouse. Record seekers will also have to pay for access to paper records on a page basis. To avoid tampering with in-person requests, all records must be viewed in the presence of a member of the courts.

Court Name:
500 North King Street

Jails and Prisons in New Castle County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in New Castle County, Delaware

New Castle County inmate records are available for viewing per public records regulations. The Delaware Department of Corrections maintains these records, which also offers an online lookup tool for inmates. Inmate searches allow requesters to find information on the person’s physical descriptors, criminal charges, sentencing information, and the detaining facility. Inmates are also allowed visitation though it has to be scheduled. Friends and family may also send money to inmates by dropping money orders at the specific facility. New Castle also allows citizens to access sex offender registries. The County has 14 jails and prisons serving a population of 580,391 residents. It is ranked 1st out of three counties in jails per capita.

Jails and Prisons Name:
Ncc Police Headquarters, 3601 North Dupont Highway (Route 13)
1 Municipal Blvd.
New Castle
300 North Walnut Street
P.O. Box 71, New Castle, Delaware 19720
New Castle

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in New Castle County

Arrest Records in New Castle County, Delaware

New Castle County arrest records include information on apprehended individuals following suspected criminal activity. These are accessed from law enforcement agencies like the sheriff’s office. Due to the nature of most arrest records, though, some are not open for public inspection. They may entail information on ongoing criminal investigations, domestic abuse, and juvenile-related incidents. Eligible requesters in these scenarios include law enforcement personnel, correctional facilities, and parties to the incidents. Record seekers must also provide valid photo identification when giving the application. They are charged $60 as well for additional record copies. New Castle has 21 police departments, ranked 3rd out of three in stations per capita. The crime rate is 41.45 per 1,000 residents.

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