Marriage Licenses

Any currently issued civil union licenses expired on June 30th, 2013. Any existing civil unions performed in the state since Jan. 1, 2012 were automatically converted to civil marriages after June 30, 2014.

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


The Marriage Bureau issues marriage licenses, officiates Memorable Marriage ceremonies and provides certified copies of marriage and civil union licenses issued in Sussex County, Delaware.

John Brady

Contact Information
Clerk of the Peace John Brady
Address Sussex County Marriage Bureau
2nd Floor, Room 268
2 The Circle
P.O. Box 29
Sussex county Administrative Office Building
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone (302) 853-1717
Fax (302) 855-7798
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Marriage licenses will not be issued after 4 p.m.
The office is closed on holidays.
Email Addressses: jbrady@sussexcountyde.gov
abesche@sussexcountyde.gov