Clerk of the Peace

MEDIA ADVISORY

April 24, 2020

NCCo Marriage Bureau
State of Emergency
Operating Procedures are as follows:

NEW CASTLE COUNTY MARRIAGE BUREAU WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL THE STATE OF EMERGENCY IS LIFTED

Marriage License

You may start the process of obtaining a Marriage License by completing an online application at:

GOCERTIFICATES.COM

Once you complete the online process one of our staff members will contact you within 24-48 hours to complete the marriage license process.

CIVIL MARRIAGE CEREMONIES
WILL NOT BE PERFORMED

YOU CAN OBTAIN CERTIFIED COPIES OF MARRIAGE RECORDS ONLINE AT: GOCERTIFICATES.COM

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 302-395-7780 

8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  MONDAY - FRIDAY 

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.