Delaware Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Delaware marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Dover
Most Populous City: Wilmington
Total Area: 2,491 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 897934
Source: Wikipedia

Delaware vital records are available in most cases for $25 by check or money order from the Office of Vital Statistics, with a photo ID required to obtain any record, or a copy if requesting by mail. Delaware marriage records are stored in Dover from 1969, and otherwise in the Archives Hall of Records. Delaware divorce records are available from the state since 1935 and from the county prothonotary until 1975, when that responsibility shifted to the relevant family court. The state cannot provide certified copies of Delaware divorce records. Delaware was for some time a Republican stronghold and was one of six states voting for Hoover in 1932. After 1988, however, the state never voted for another Republican presidential candidate, and after 2000 had two Democrats in the Senate as well as a Democratic governor.

For more information on Delaware vital records, visit Delaware Birth & Death Vital Records

Delaware Vital Records Offices

Record Type: Marriage Certificates
Department of Health
Office of Vital Statistics
417 Federal St
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-744-4549

Business Hours: 8AM-4:15PM
Record Access Requirements: Must have a signed release from person or persons of record or immediate family member.

Records Available: Divorce Records
Note: The Office of Vital Statistics will verify whether a divorce occurred after 1935, but will not issue record copies. For records 1976 to present, go to the Family Court at the county; prior to 1976, go to the Prothonotary at the county level.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Administrative Office of the Courts
Supreme Court of Delaware
500 N King St, #11600
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-255-0090
Fax: 302-255-2217

Business Hours: 8:30AM-5PM
Note: All trial court record access must be done at the local level. There is a second office in Georgetown, DE.

Records Available: Criminal Records
Delaware State Police
State Bureau of Identification
PO Box 430
Dover, DE 19903-0430
Phone: 302-739-2134
Fax: 302-739-5888

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM
Record Access Requirements: Must have a signed release from the subject for the fingerprint search and release of information. You do not need to use the state's forms.
Search Note: Will not expedite requests; their policy is first come first served.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
Delaware Department of Corrections
Director of Central Offender Records
245 McKee Rd
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302-857-5490
Fax: 302-739-7486

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM
Note: The Department of Correction does not offer the public access to an automated database of offender information. But escapees and death row convicts are listed.
Record Access Requirements: However, the public may receive basic information about an offender, including whether the individual is incarcerated in Delaware, where the individual is incarcerated and, how to contact an offender, by calling the number above.

Delaware County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

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