Obtain a Marriage Licence

Licences for marriages to be performed in Ontario are available in the Clerk's Department.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the office well in advance of the intended date of marriage to review the requirements for obtaining a licence. Please call the office prior to attending to ensure someone is available to issue the marriage licence.

Marriage Licence Requirements

1.         Marriage Licences are issued only to the bride and/or groom.

2.         Both parties must sign the completed Marriage Licence Application. If any information is 
            unknown or not applicable please indicate this in the space provided.

3.         The following identification is required by ALL individuals applying for a marriage licence: 
            Original Birth Certificate AND a valid Driver’s Licence OR a valid Passport.  If 
            applicable, please provide any change of name certificates
, Record of Immigrant 
            Landing
or Canadian Citizenship card regardless of whether both parties will be attending the office.

4.         The Licence fee is $125.00 cash, debit or certified cheque only.  

5.         Hours Issued: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please call prior to attending 
            the office to be sure someone is available to issue the licence.

6.         If you have been divorced within Canada, we require the original or a court certified      
            copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce
from the court where the       
            divorce was granted. A divorce judgment is not acceptable.

7.         If you were divorced outside of Canada, please contact the Office of the Registrar        
            General at 1-800-461-2156 for instruction.

8.         There are no residency, medical, or citizenship requirements.

9.         A Marriage Licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for a period of three (3) months   
            from the date of issuance.

10.       A minor who is of the age of sixteen years or more requires the consent of both parents. Please see 
            Issuer for Form 6.

11.       It is highly recommended that you call prior to attending City Hall to ensure someone is
            
available to issue your marriage licence

Contact the Clerk's Department for more information at 905-227-6613.

Marriage Licence Application