NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS
Before completing an on-line order, make sure your information is accurate.
Once the order is placed, the information can not be changed or corrected online.
Marriage/Civil Union license are valid only in the state of DE.
Marriage/Civil union license fee is $50 if either applicant is a Delaware resident; $100 fee if neither applicant is a Delaware resident. Effective January 1, 2013 there will be a $10.00 recording fee for all licenses issued, due at time of application.
Do not start another order, corrections can be made when you pick up your license at the office.
If you re-enter Go Certificates after the completion of your order, You will be generating a new order and will be billed accordingly. Please check your entries for accuracy before completing your order.
In addition to your purchase price, your credit card will be charged:
$14.95 by Go Certificates for processing your order.
$2.50 shipping and handling for Certified copies, Gift Certificates and Name Change
kits mailed from the New Castle County Marriage Bureau.
Gift Certificates are emailed to the email-ID provided during ordering.
Marriage/Civil Union License Application
In accordance with H.B. 75, same sex marriage licenses may only be applied for and issued beginning July 1, 2013. If you apply through GoCertificates before that date, your license will not be valid.
Civil Union licenses will be issued until June 30, 2013. In addition, all civil union licenses must be used before July 1, 2013.
Have your Credit card and photo I.D. information ready before proceeding with the ordering process.
For online marriage/civil union application, all blocks must be filled in before completion.
The license must be picked up by both parties within 30 days at the New Castle County
Marriage Bureau to complete the process.
We are open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are closed 12 noon -1 p.m.
There is a 24 hour waiting period after you pick up the license before you can use it.
The license must be used within 30 days from the date you pick it up or it will expire.
Ceremonies performed by this office must be scheduled in advance as we are generally booked
2 weeks in advance. Please be prepared to schedule your ceremony the day you pick up the license.
Please bring in the same identifications you used during the online application process and any required paperwork (Original or Certified Copies only). Photocopies of documents will not be accepted.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call (302) 395-7780.
Are you currently on Probation or Parole? If yes, you must have the Department of Corrections
authorization to apply for marriage/civil union license.
Are you in a prohibited degree of relationship or party to a previous civil union or
legal domestic partnership? Related in anyway to one another or still married
to someone else? If yes, you can not apply for a marriage/civil union license. Please call our office
for further information 302-395-7780.
You are ordering your marriage/civil union license from the New Castle County Marriage Bureau,
it must be picked up at the NCC Marriage Bureau and can be used anywhere in the state of Delaware.
When you pick up your license, you can not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Online orders submitted after 4 pm Friday through Monday 8 am will be processed Monday.
All others will be processed within 24 hrs.
This office only has marriage and civil union records for Delaware licenses that were applied for in
New Castle County Delaware dating back to 1911. Marriage and civil union records that are under 40 years
old are only available to the parties listed on the record. Note: Credit card payment for this transaction
must bear the name of one of the parties on the credit card. An attorney or power of attorney can also
make the request on behalf of the parties.
Any marriage/civil union record that is 40 years old or older, is a matter of public record and is available to anyone.
Any marriage/civil union record found without the return information from the officiator will be issued to the purchaser,a certified copy stating "No record found" and instructions as how to get their marriage properly recorded.
Gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of purchase. They are valid only for the item (items) indicated on certificate and the parties MUST have certificate with them in order to redeem. Gift Certificate
is a color document. Please make sure you have color printer to print them. The Color Gift Certificate
can be mailed to you for an additional $2.50 shipping and handling.
Gift Certificates for Photos, DVD’s, Live Streaming, Heirloom Certificate, Marriage/Civil Union Ceremonies
are good only for persons whose ceremonies are performed at the New Castle County Clerk of the Peace Office.
All transactions are final and no refunds will be given.