Certified Copies

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Certified Copies may be obtained from our office during business hours by the parties on the record in person with proper photo identification.

This office only has marriage and civil union records for Delaware licenses that were issued in Sussex County Delaware dating back to March 2002. For information prior to March 2002 through 1984, you should contact the Office of Vital Statistics at (302) 856-5495. For records prior to 1984, you may need to contact Public Archives at (302) 744-5000. Marriage and civil union records that are under 40 years old are only available to the parties listed on the record. Please note: Credit card payment through the County for this transaction must bear the name of one of the parties on the record being requested. 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. If any marriage/civil union record is found without the return information from the officiator, the Sussex County Marriage Bureau will inform you that "No Record Was Found" and advise you on how to get your marriage properly recorded.

If you need to request a certified copy of your marriage license from the Sussex County Marriage Bureau, you have two options. The first option is to complete the Request for Certified Copies form. You may print it out and mail it to the Sussex County Marriage Bureau at PO Box 29, Georgetown, DE 19947, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope for this office to mail the certified copies back to you, or you may email the completed form to marriagebureau@sussexcountyde.gov.

The second option is to complete the request online. Before completing an online order, make sure your information is accurate. Once the order is placed, the information cannot 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 8 am Monday will be processed on Monday. Please call our office for further information at (302) 853-1717.

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

All transactions are final. No refunds will be given.

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STOP! Before applying online, please contact the Marriage Bureau office to ensure you are applying in the correct office.