Delaware County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Delaware County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Delaware County Clerk201 West Front StreetMediaPA19063610-891-4260
Delaware County Marriage LicenseRegister & Clerk Of Orphans' Court, 201 W. Front Street, Government Center Bldg.MediaPA19063610-891-4548
Chester City Hall1 West 4th StreetChesterPA19013610-447-7700
Upper Darby Township Clerk100 Garrett RoadUpper DarbyPA19082610-734-7600
Delaware County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Delaware County Archives Website
Delaware County Divorce Certificates
Delaware County Marriage Certificates & Records
Delaware County Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans Court Division Vital Records
Delaware County Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans' Court Division Marriage License
Delaware County Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans Court Division Website
Statistics
Married Couples 98,604 (48.1%)
Unmarried Couples 10,259 (1.9%)
Never Married Men 84,903 (38.9%)
Never Married Women 84,088 (34.7%)
Separated Men 3,814 (1.7%)
Separated Women 5,474 (2.3%)
Widowed Men 7,093 (3.2%)
Widowed Women 24,000 (9.9%)
Divorced Men 15,289 (7.0%)
Divorced Women 23,406 (9.7%)

Delaware County PA Marriage Records Search

The Freedom of Information Act made available to the general public all relevant information on marriage records. In particular, this act gave full disclosure of all records concerning marriages that had been registered under the laws of any state, and the information was gathered into a central statewide database that was accessible to all through the Federal Court system. Although this law requires some form of notification prior to the examination or retrieval of any record, there is no legislation that requires notification after the fact. Therefore, there are very little rules and regulations surrounding the inspection of public marriage records by the public. This is very different from other states, where records are inspected upon request and notifications must generally be notified beforehand. The Freedom of Information Act also protects confidential personal, business and attorney related information.

The Freedom of Information Act has made available to the general public records which are maintained by the various government agencies and institutions. Public records searches in Delaware County can help you obtain personal, vital and business information about someone who may have relocated to another area, or may be married and divorced. These searches may be conducted by anyone who has the proper authorization and can show valid reasons for the request. They need not show special knowledge or relationship with the person being investigated. For example, you may conduct an online records search on anyone whom you feel may have relocated to another address in Delaware County, or maybe you have new neighbours that you would like to check up on.

Marriage records searches in Delaware County can also help you locate old friends, classmates or relatives that you may have lost touch with over time. It is also possible to find out more about someone whom you may consider as a prospective business partner, spouse since most individuals have public records available in order to help others with their backgrounds. Marriage records are considered as public information, therefore all Delaware County records are accessible to the public. All you will need is the name of the person and the state where he was married. Once you have these two pieces of information, you can start your search.

Marriage records searches are not only limited to one party. You can also access such information on any of the third parties as well. This can be useful if you want to check up on a potential spouse or lover. Moreover, you may also use it if someone you are dating shows some unusual behaviour that is not shared by his or her siblings.

However, while you may retrieve marriage records in Delaware County through the official government sites, they may be difficult to access due to the many restrictions imposed by the government websites. Official Delaware marriage records information can only be accessed directly from the County’s office where the ceremony took place or from the County clerk’s office, whichever is closest to where it happened. Official marriage records information can also be requested from the Office of Vital Records and from the Federal Bureau of Investigation through the Freedom of Information Act. However, most people do not know that these two government offices also offer services that are not free and that would allow anyone to conduct a public record search.

The best option for anyone searching public records in Delaware County PA would be to use a reputed online site that allows access to any record in the State of Pennsylvania. These online sites provide access to all sorts of information including criminal and other court records, birth and death records, immigration and naturalization records, and more. Thus, with just a few clicks you can get to the information you are looking for. However, it is important that before using such services that you check the authenticity of the website that you intend to use since there are several sites that offer ‘free’ services but may not provide genuine and correct information.