Clerk of the Peace

MEDIA ADVISORY

July 21, 2021

As we continue to do our best to navigate this pandemic, we would like to inform you that as of August 2, 2021, our offices are open to the public.

MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE BUILDING

The clerk of the peace oversees the issuance of marriage licenses at the New Castle County Marriage Bureau. We also perform ceremonies in the office and offer name change kits. In addition to performing ceremonies, the clerk of the peace also pays special tribute to couples celebrating their anniversaries by reaffirming and renewing their vows. Unique heirloom certificates are available for commemorating the occasion.

To inquire about a ceremony performed at the office or for additional information contact the office.

Couples getting married in New Castle County are encouraged to make certain that the person performing their wedding ceremony is authorized to do so. Please visit our listing of "Suspended Officiators" on this page.

NOTICE:  The implementation of Clergy Registration as mandated by the State Code has been temporarily delayed by Delaware’s Clerks of the Peace.  Clergy persons will be kept advised of the status of this requirement.