Delaware is an open-record state. Vital records of individuals can be publicly accessed as long as procedures are followed. That includes Delaware Marriage Records and they are maintained at the Office of Vital Statistics under the Division of Public Health (DPH) of the Delaware Health and Social Services Department. This office functionally maintains and responds to state-wide requests for information on marriages along with other categories of vital records such as Birth, Death and Divorce.
Delaware Marriage Records available at the DPH date back from 1953 to the present. They can be obtained in person at a designated location around the state, via a written request to the Office of Vital Statistics or by telephone. Each copy costs $25.00 whether or not a record is located. The Delaware Office of Vital Statistics does not accept credit cards. Payment must be made by check or money order payable to the ‘Office of Vital Statistics’. The Delaware State Archives at the Bureau of Archives and Records Management also provides Delaware Marriage Records. The fee is $10 per copy but they are comparatively limited and restrictive. Only parties with established personal or property rights are permitted to access the information.