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On November 25, 2020 Governor Wolf signed into law Act 134 which increases the training surcharge collected by counties in support of the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Program. Act 134 consolidates the Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Act (P.L. 3, No. 2) into Title 44 (Law and Justice). Act 134 increases the surcharge fees for service of any complaint, summons, writ or other legal paper Sheriffs’ are required to serve or post.

For all sheriffs’ offices, the fee will increase as follows:

Beginning January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, the surcharge will be $16.
Beginning January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022, the surcharge will be $18.
Beginning January 1, 2023, and thereafter, the surcharge will be $20.

For LTC, we will resume walk-ins effective July 1, 2021. Unvaccinated persons will still be required to wear a face covering up to the point when your photo is to be taken.

If you are willing to pay a five dollar convenience fee, you can now apply on-line. See on-line application link. The on line application process will only necessitate one visit to the office. That visit will remain by appointment that is set during the on-line application process.

Until further notice, we will not be accepting out of state applications.

Sheriff warns of Phone Scam

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sheriff Jerry L Sanders Jr. and deputies wear purple ribbons in support. Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County, Inc., 24/7 Crisis Hotline (610) 565-4590

Mission and Value Statement

The Sheriff’s Office of Delaware County dedicates itself to enhancing the quality of life in our county through the rendering of professional governmental services to the courts and the community.

The Sheriff of Delaware County is Jerry L. Sanders, Jr. Sheriff Sanders was elected to a four year term in November of 2017.

In Pennsylvania, the Sheriff is a constitutional office and the state constitution requires a Sheriff in each county. The Sheriff is the chief peace officer of the county.

The Sheriff and his deputies may make arrests for on-view violations of the law and breeches of the peace. The Sheriff and his deputies work daily providing courtroom security, prisoner transportation, service of civil and real estate process, as well as the service of court warrants.

Under the direction of Sheriff Sanders, the office is staffed with approximately 70 dedicated deputies, administrative and clerical staff; each providing vital services to the courts and the county.

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About Delaware County

Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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