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Delaware Marriage License Information


ID Requirement:

You will need to present photo identification such as your driver's license, state ID, or passport.

Residency Requirement:

You do not have to be a resident of Delaware.

Previous Marriages:

You will need to show the original or a certified copy of your divorce decree or the death certificate of a deceased spouse.

Covenant Marriage:


Waiting Period:

24 hours. If both of you are nonresidents, there is a 96 hours waiting period.


Approximately $35. Cash only in most counties.

Other Tests:


Proxy Marriage:


Cousin Marriage:


Common Law Marriage:


Same Sex Marriage:


Under 18:

You will need signed parental consent forms provided by the Clerk of the Peace office.


Any ordained minister, and clerks of the peace. If you have your marriage ceremony at the office of the Clerk of the Peace, there is a $20 fee for the civil marriage ceremony.


License is valid for thirty (30) days. If either one of you is on probation or parole, you will need special authorization.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Office of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 637
Dover, DE 19903
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