Bethany Beach Marriage License

Get a Delaware Marriage License for Bethany Beach
and Fenwick Island DE Weddings in 3 Easy Steps!


1) Please complete the new online
Sussex County Delaware Marriage
License Application.  2nd Marriages
require a decree of divorce or death
certificate that proves you’re single.

2) Pick up your DE License at:
Sussex County Clerk
2 The Circle  Room 226
Georgetown, DE  19947


3) Bring the folder with the License to
the Delaware Officiant at the Wedding.
Two witnesses are required to sign a
Delaware Marriage License.  Please
have them sign it prior to the wedding.

Bethany Beach Wedding Officiant Sean Rox

Bethany Beach Delaware Marriage License Q & A

When Should we apply for our DE Marriage License?

You must apply at least one business day prior to your wedding.
You may apply as early as one month before your ceremony.
The fee is $50 for DE residents and $100 for out of state couples.
Even if you apply online you still have to pick the license in person.

What’s in the Bethany Beach Marriage License folder?

Your big white folder will have 3 copies of your Wedding License
plus an application for a Certified Copy. The Certified Copy is what
you’ll need to apply for a legal name change or to file taxes jointly.

Who can Legally File a Marriage License in Delaware?

Delaware Wedding Ministers must be recognized by the state and
have a valid Certificate of Ordination.  Out of State online ordinations
may not be recognized and could have serious legal repercussions.

Who receives a Copy of our Marriage License?

Your Wedding Minister signs all 3 copies of your Marriage License.
You keep the first copy. The Minister puts the 2nd copy in their safe
to be retained for one year. The 3rd copy is filed with the Sussex
County Clerk the next  business day after the wedding.

Does Delaware require Witnesses at a Wedding?

Bethany Beach requires two witnesses for a legal wedding.

How long do we have to use our Delaware License?

A Bethany Beach Marriage License needs to be used within 30 days.