Civil Union License

As of July 1,2013, no new civil union licenses will be issued by the Sussex County Marriage Bureau, and any existing civil unions performed in the state since Jan. 1, 2012, will automatically convert to civil marriages after June 30, 2014.

Until that date, couples with existing civil union licenses who want a new marriage license, or who desire a new ceremony, can request those documents and services for a minimum $50 fee. Anyone wishing to convert existing civil union licenses to marriage licenses must do so in person. Both parties must be present.

Any issued civil union licenses expired on June 30th, 2013.

For more information or questions, please contact the Marriage Bureau at (302) 853-1717.