Marriage Licenses

Anyone wishing to convert existing civil union licenses to marriage licenses must do so in person. Both parties must be present. The conversion fee is $50.

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

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
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