Apply For A Wilmington Marriage License
We are planning to be married in Wilmington, Delaware. Where do we go to apply for our marriage license?
To apply for your marriage license in Wilmington, you will need to go to the office of the New Castle County Clerk of the Peace together in person and submit an application. The Clerk of the Peace office is at 800 North French Street on the second floor, in Wilmington, Delaware. To reach the office by phone, call (302) 395-7780. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. To see a map and directions to the office, go to Wilmington Marriage License.
What do we do to qualify for a marriage license in Wilmington, Delaware?
To qualify for a marriage license in Wilmington, you both must be single and at least 18 years old. You must show a valid photo I.D. as proof of your age when you apply at the New Castle County Clerk of the Peace office. Minors must have permission from the Family Court before they can apply for a marriage license. Call (302) 255-0300 to learn more.
Also, you cannot be issued a marriage license if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time that you apply.
Do we need blood tests and physical examinations to qualify for marriage license in Wilmington, Delaware?
No, you do not need either blood tests or physical examinations to qualify for a marriage license in Wilmington, Delaware.
What is the fee to receive a marriage license in Wilmington, Delaware?
The fee to receive a marriage license in Wilmington is $50.00 if at least one applicant is a resident of the state of Delaware. Couples from out of state will need to pay $75.00 to receive a marriage license in Delaware.
How long is our marriage license good for in Wilmington, Delaware before it expires?
Once your marriage license has been issued by the Clerk of the Peace in Wilmington, you will have 30 days to use your license before it expires. You must have your wedding ceremony in the state of Delaware before the marriage license expires or else you will have to re-apply. Also, there is a 24-hour waiting period before the license can be used. This waiting period applies to both Delaware state residents and applicants from out of state.
Who can realize our wedding ceremony in Wilmington, Delaware?
Many ministers, priests, rabbis, judges, retired judges, and justices of the peace are authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in the state of Delaware. The New Castle County Clerk of the Peace office can advise you if you have any questions about who is authorized to perform your wedding ceremony.
Where do we go to receive a certified copy of our marriage certificate in Wilmington, Delaware?
You can obtain a certified copy of your marriage certificate from the New Castle County Clerk of the Peace office. A certified copy costs $25.00. To learn more about obtaining a certified copy of your marriage certificate, contact the New Castle County Clerk of the Peace office or visit Wilmington Marriage License.
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