Marriage Fees

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The service fees are reflected on the following chart. The fees will be deposited into the Sussex County general fund. All paid fees are non-refundable. Any paid fee for a particular service may not be credited for a different service. Once the marriage license has been recorded, a certified copy of the marriage license can be obtained for $25.00.

Fees are due when licenses are issued, certified copies of licenses are provided and ceremonies are scheduled.

Sussex County Marriage Bureau accepts cash, money orders and credit cards* for all payments. Money orders are to be made payable to Sussex County Council.

* Service fees apply on all credit card transactions.

Service Fee
Marriage license for Delaware residents $ 50.00
Marriage license for non-Delaware residents $100.00
Certified copy of a Marriage or Civil Union license $ 25.00
Memorable Marriage Ceremony in the office for Delaware residents $ 50.00
Memorable Marriage Ceremony in the office for non-Delaware residents $100.00
Memorable Marriage Ceremony outside the office for Delaware residents $ 75.00
Memorable Marriage Ceremony outside the office for non-Delaware residents $150.00
Renewal of vows in the office for Delaware residents $ 50.00
Renewal of vows in the office for non-Delaware residents $100.00
Renewal of vows outside the office for Delaware residents $ 75.00
Renewal of vows outside the office for non-Delaware residents $150.00
Officiator's Late Return Fees $50.00
Fees for the services listed above are waived for active U.S. military personnel and veterans (with a copy of DD Form 214), regardless of residency. For fee waivers, please apply in person.

Updated January 3, 2017

 

Marriage Fees, as of July 1, 2017

Service Fee
Marriage license for Delaware residents $ 50.00
Marriage license for non-Delaware residents $100.00
Recording Fee applied to all Marriage Licenses $ 20.00
Certified copy of a Marriage or Civil Union license $ 25.00
Memorable Marriage Ceremony in the office for Delaware residents $ 50.00
Memorable Marriage Ceremony in the office for non-Delaware residents $100.00
Memorable Marriage Ceremony outside the office for Delaware residents $100.00
Memorable Marriage Ceremony outside the office for non-Delaware residents $175.00
Renewal of vows in the office for Delaware residents $ 50.00
Renewal of vows in the office for non-Delaware residents $100.00
Renewal of vows outside the office for Delaware residents $100.00
Renewal of vows outside the office for non-Delaware residents $175.00
Officiator's Late Return Fees $50.00
Fees for the services listed above are waived for active U.S. military personnel and veterans (with a copy of DD Form 214), regardless of residency. For fee waivers, please apply in person.