Planning to get married in Delaware? Here's everything you need to know before filling out your marriage license application.
You will need to present photo identification such as your driver's license, state ID, or passport.
You do not have to be a resident of Delaware.
You will need to show the original or a certified copy of your divorce decree or the death certificate of a deceased spouse.
Delaware has no covenant marriage laws.
There is a 24-hour waiting period. If both of you are nonresidents, there is a 96-hour waiting period.
Approximately $35. Cash only in most counties.
Delaware does not permit marriage by proxy.
Delaware does not recognize common-law marriage.
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.
Licenses are 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
Dover, DE 19903