Marriage Licenses

COVID-19 Update (4/24/2020): The Marriage Bureau office is currently closed to the public. We can process certified copy requests via email or Go Certificate. If you are in need of a marrriage license and have online capabilities (i.e. scanning, printing, and ZOOM), please call (302) 853-1717 to speak with our staff about making an appointment to obtain a marriage license pursuant to the Governor's State of Emergency modification. Please call or email if you would like to be put on the call back list for a license/ceremony officiated by our office as soon as we are open to the public again. Please continue to mail all marriage certificates to the office after your wedding. You can call (please be sure to leave a message) or email at any time to get a status update.


The Marriage Bureau issues marriage licenses, officiates Memorable Marriage ceremonies and provides certified copies of marriage licenses issued in Sussex County, Delaware.

Marriage Bureau staff

Contact Information
Clerk of the Peace Norman A. Jones, Jr. (Jay)
Chief Deputy Alisa Mawson
Clerk II Karen Mitchell

Casual/Seasonal
(Spanish Speaking)

Rosa Velasquez
Address Sussex County Marriage Bureau
2nd Floor, Room 226
2 The Circle
P.O. Box 29
Administrative Office Building
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone (302) 853-1717
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Last license to issue at 4 p.m.
The office is closed on holidays.
Email Address: Alisa.Mawson@sussexcountyde.gov