Marriage Licenses

In order to obtain a marriage licence, an application form must be completed and signed by both parties. It is not necessary for both parties to attend to submit the application provided they have the proper documents for both parties. A marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for a period of 3 months from the date of issue.

Required ID:

Two pieces of ID are required for both parties. Bring an original Birth Certificate plus valid photo ID such as a passport, driver's licence or Canadian Citizenship.  A health card is not an acceptable form of ID.

Information for Divorced Applicants:

If divorced in Canada, your Original or Court Certified Copy of the Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute.  A Divorce Judgement / Divorce Order is not acceptable proof of divorce. 

If divorced outside of Canada, you will need to send the following documents to ServiceOntario:

  • marriage licence application form: completed and signed
  • statement of sole responsibility: for each divorce (signed by both people who are planning to get married and a witness)
  • legal opinion letter: from an Ontario lawyer, addressed to both people who plan to get married, giving reasons why the divorce or annulment should be recognized in Ontario
  • divorce decree or annulment: an original or court-certified copy in English or French. If the decree is in another language, you will need to include a translated copy and an affidavit sworn by a certified translator

Please mail these documents directly to: Service Ontario, Marriage Office, PO Box 4600, 189 Red River Road, Thunder Bay ON P7B 6L8

For more information and to obtain the required forms, visit Service Ontario or call 1.800.461.2156.

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Appointments are required.

Please contact:  519.846.9691 x267

Licence Fee:

$140 payable by cash, debit or credit

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