How to Get a Marriage Licence

To get a marriage licence, you will need to:

  • Bring 2 pieces of government-issued identification for each person getting married.  One piece of identification must include your photo.
    Examples of government-issued identification:
    • Government-issued birth certificate, including any change of name certificates
    • Valid passport
    • Canadian Citizenship Card
    • Valid Driver’s Licence
    • Valid Ontario Photo Card
  • Pay a fee (fees vary and depend on the municipality)

Please check the municipality’s website to ensure you have all the requirements to obtain a marriage licence.

A marriage licence is valid for 90 days from the date it was issued. This means that you should not obtain it more than 90 days before your wedding day or else it will expire.

Download the Marriage Licence Application form (PDF)

Find a local city hall, town hall or municipal office

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