Marriage License Applications

Special Announcement: Limited SATURDAY hours for marriage license!!

Beginning on Saturday, August 17th our office will be open from 9:00 am to noon for marriage license applications ONLY. Saturday hours will be by appointment ONLY on the third Saturday of each month (with some exceptions for holiday weekends).

Open Saturday Dates Include:

August 17
September 21
October 19
November 16

Call 610-891-4400 to make a Saturday marriage license appointment. Remember you can start your marriage license application online from wherever you have internet access - just go to the Delaware County Register of Wills website and follow the link.

* No appointments necessary for marriage license applications Monday to Friday

** Marriage record services will not be available on Saturdays.


Office hours are 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.

Couples applying for a marriage license, please arrive no later than 3:30 PM.

For further information, please call 610-891-4548.

Online Marriage License Applications

How do I get a copy of my Marriage License?

Applicants must appear together in person before the marriage license clerk.

The fee for a marriage license is $60.00. You may pay by:

  • Credit or Debit Card ($60.00 + $1.80 Convenience fee = $ 61.80)

Check or Money Orders

Both applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Anyone who is under the age of 18 must have their custodial parent accompany them to sign a permission form, and there is an additional $20.00 fee.

If there were any prior marriages dissolved by death or divorce, proof of death or a certified copy of the last divorce decree must be shown.

The marriage license will be issued at the time of application, but is not valid for three days after application. The marriage license is only valid for 60 days and can be use anywhere in the Commonwealth of PA.

Photo Identification, such as a valid driver's license or valid passport is required, in addition, you must present your social security number if you have one, although the card is not required. If you have been married before, you must present a certified document proving that the marriage was dissolved by divorce or an original death certificate. If these documents are not in English, it is necessary that the document be translated into English. A notarized affidavit of the translator is required as verification in support of the document. It is the responsibility of the couple to bring to our attention any other particular circumstances regarding their application in order for our office to assist you in the process of acquiring a marriage license from Delaware County.

Office hours are 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday thru Friday. There are no weekend hours. Couples applying for a marriage license, please arrive no later than 3:30 PM.

For further information, please call 610-891-4548.

Notice Regarding Officiants:

The Delaware County Orphans' Court does not determine who is recognized as an officiant to solemnize a marriage. We also cannot recommend an officiant. The PA Marriage Law, Title 23 Pa.C.S. §1503, states who is qualified to officiate a marriage ceremony in Pennsylvania. It is the couples' responsibility to arrange the ceremony and ensure the validity of the officiant. If you choose to be married by someone other than the officials specifically authorized by the statute, the burden of proof regarding the legality (or lack thereof )of your marriage will be upon you should future issues arise. If you are unsure of whether a particular person is authorized under the statute to perform the ceremony, you should contact an attorney.

Officials who can perform marriages include, but may not be limited to: Clergy with a congregation, Mayor or Former Mayor, and District Judge/Magistrate Judge (Administrative office of the Magistrate District Judges 610-565-6990). List of Magistrate District Judges

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