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Copies of Divorce or Annulment Decrees



To obtain a copy of your final decree of divorce or annulment, you may make the request in person or by mail.

In Person

Please stop by the Records Department in the county in which your divorce or annulment was granted during regular business hours. You will need to provide the clerk with your name and date of birth. In addition, you will need to present valid photo identification. The cost of a certified copy of your divorce or annulment decree is $4.00. The cost of a non-certified copy is $1.00. A fee may be assessed if your records must be retrieved from archives. Payment is accepted by cash, check, money order or credit card.

By Mail

Please send a written request to the Records Department in the county in which your divorce or annulment was granted. The request must include your name and date of birth and must contain your notarized signature . Payment must be enclosed. The cost of a certified copy of your divorce or annulment decree is $4.00. The cost of a non-certified copy is $1.00. A fee may be assessed if your records must be retrieved from archives. Payment is accepted by check, or money order.

If you have any questions, please contact the Records Department in the appropriate county at the numbers listed below.

In New Castle County:
Records Department
Family Court
500 N. King St.
Suite 110
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-255-2222

In Kent County:
Records Department
Family Court
400 Court Street
Dover, DE 19901
302-255-2222

In Sussex County:
Records Department
Family Court
22 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
302-255-2222