This is the Delaware State Records website. Its mission is to provide Delawareans with right to examine and obtain public records. This is in accordance with the Delaware Freedom of Information Act, which ensures government information and records are available to the public.
The goal of this website is to ensure all members of the general public are able to exercise their right to access Delaware state public records. This can be done without requiring a reason for accessing such information, or providing personal information, unless the requested information is confidential by law or court decision.
The following information is available through the Delaware State Records website: criminal records, court records, vital records, and includes over 8.5 million transparent public records.
Delaware began creating public records from as far back as the year 1905 upon the states creation. These records typically include information from all 3 counties. As digitization becomes more standard - over the past 30 years - both third party and government websites have started to make these records available online. This helps to ensure Delaware abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a fair and just society for all.