NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS

Have your credit card and photo I.D. information ready before beginning the ordering process. All blocks must be filled in to complete the online application.

Before completing an online order, make sure your information is accurate. After the order is placed, the information cannot be changed or corrected online. Corrections can be made in person when you pick up your license at the office.

Do not attempt to start another order to make corrections. If you re-enter Go Certificates after the completion of your order, you will be generating a new order and will be billed accordingly.

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 and Gift Certificates mailed from the New Castle County Marriage Bureau.

All transactions are final and no refunds will be given.

MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION


You cannot apply for a marriage license if you are related in any way to one another; in a prohibited degree of relationship; or still married to someone else.

Marriage licenses are valid for use anywhere in the state of Delaware only. You are ordering your marriage license from the New Castle County Marriage Bureau; it must be picked up at the NCCo Marriage Bureau.

Marriage license fee is $50 if either applicant is a Delaware resident; $100 fee if neither applicant is a Delaware resident. There is a $10.00 recording fee for all licenses issued, regardless of state of residency, due at time of application.

Picking up your license
  • The license must be picked up by both parties within 30 days at the New Castle County Marriage Bureau to complete the application process. We are open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are closed 12 noon -1 p.m.
  • You must wait 24 hours after you pick up your license before you can use it. Your license must be used within 30 days from when you pick it up or it will expire.
  • Please bring in the same identifications you used during the online application process. If you are using a U.S. passport, you need to bring proof of address. A mortgage, lease or utility bill is sufficient proof.
  • If either applicant was in a previous marriage or other legal union, applicant must have the
    divorce / dissolution / annulment / death decree from the most recent marriage / legal union before the marriage license can be issued. Photocopies or faxes of documents will not be accepted (Original or Certified Copies only).
  • Are either of you currently on Probation or Parole? If yes, then you must have the proper Department of Corrections authorization for the marriage license to be issued. Photocopies or faxes will not be accepted (Originals only).
  • Are either of you currently under the age of 18? If yes, then you must have permission from Family Court for the marriage license to be issued. Photocopies or faxes will not be accepted (Originals only).
  • When you pick up your license, you cannot be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Ceremonies in our Office: Ceremonies performed by this office must be scheduled in advance as we are generally booked two or more weeks in advance. Please be prepared to schedule your ceremony the day you pick up the license. There is a $50 ceremony fee if either applicant is a Delaware resident; $100 ceremony fee if neither applicant is a Delaware resident.

Please call the Clerk of the Peace office for further information 302-395-7780.

CERTIFIED COPIES

Online orders submitted after Friday at 4 p.m. through Monday at 8 a.m. will be processed on Monday. All others will be processed within 24 hrs.

This office only has marriage and civil union records for 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. Accordingly, credit card payment for this transaction must bear the name of one of the parties on the license application. An attorney or power of attorney can make a request on behalf of the parties through direct contact with the Clerk of the Peace office.

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 that is either not found or found without the return information from the officiator will be issued to the purchaser, a certified copy stating "No record found" or "Marriage info not on file") and instructions as how to get their marriage properly recorded.

Please call the Clerk of the Peace office for further information 302-395-7780.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of purchase. They are valid only for the item(s) indicated on the certificate and the parties MUST have certificate with them in order to redeem. Gift Certificates are color documents; please make sure you have access to a color printer.

All Gift Certificates are good only for persons whose ceremonies are performed at the New Castle County Clerk of the Peace Office.

Gift Certificates are emailed to the email-ID provided during ordering. The Color Gift Certificate can be mailed to you for an additional $2.50 shipping and handling.


     
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