OFFICE OF RECORDER OF DEEDS
The Recorders’ of New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties worked with legislators to amend Chapter
96, Title 9 of the Delaware Code by adding a new section “§9627” which will now enable you to redact
most personal identifiable information from documents previously recorded in our offices at no cost.
The amended legislation (House Bill No. 174) was passed by Governor Jack Markell and took effect
July 1, 2009.
Personal identifiable information includes: bank and credit card information, partial social security
numbers, official State or government issued driver’s license or identification numbers, alien registration
numbers, government passport numbers and employer or taxpayer identification numbers.
A person requesting redaction must provide information sufficient to enable the Recorders to identify the
document(s) to be redacted and verify that the requesting party or parties are the same person or persons
named on the previously recorded instrument.
Should you wish to have any of the information previously mentioned redacted from any of your
documents, please complete and submit the following form to your respective recorder’s office for
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the recorder’s office in your county at one of
the following numbers:
New Castle County - (302) 395-7700
Kent County - (302) 744-2314
Sussex County - (302) 855-7785
PHONE: (302) 855-7785 2 The Circle, PO Box 589, Georgetown, DE 19947 FAX: (302) 855-7787