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.

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.

Online orders submitted after 4 pm Friday through Monday 8 am will be processed Monday.
All others will be processed within 24 hrs.

In addition to your purchase price, your credit card will be charged:

$15.95 for Marriage License and $14.95 for Certified Copies by Go Certificates for processing your order.
$2.50 shipping and handling for Certified copies and Gift Certificates mailed from the Sussex County Marriage Bureau.

Marriage 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.

Have your Credit card and photo I.D. information ready before proceeding with the ordering process.
For online marriage application, all blocks must be filled in before completion.

  • The license must be picked up by both parties within 30 days at the Sussex County
    Marriage Bureau to complete the process.
  • We are open Monday – Friday, 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 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. Please be prepared to schedule your ceremony the day you pick up the license or you can call and schedule before you apply.
  • Please bring in the same identifications you used during the online application process and any required paperwork (Certified Copies). Photocopies of documents will not be accepted.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please call (302) 853-1717.

  • 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 license. Please call our office
    for further information 302-853-1717.

    You are ordering your marriage license from the Sussex County Marriage Bureau,
    it must be picked up at the Sussex 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.

    Certified Copies

    This office only has marriage and civil union records for Delaware licenses that were applied for in
    Sussex 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.

    All transactions are final and no refunds will be given.

    Fast and Easy way to order Marriage Records!
    Fast and Easy way to order Civil Union Records!
    Fast and Easy way to apply for a Marriage/Civil Union License!
    GoCertificates is your resource for requesting certified copies of vital records.