Marriage Licences

To be married in Ontario, you must fill out a marriage licence application form.  At least one party to the proposed marriage must apply in person; however, the application must be signed by both applicants.  Please be prepared to provide two (2) pieces of identification for both parties.

The following pieces of identification are acceptable:
 

  • A valid birth certificate (including change of name certificates);
    or
  • A valid passport;
    or
  • A record of immigrant landing;
    or
  • A Canadian citizenship card.


In addition to the above documents, a second piece of identification in the form of government issued photo identification must also be presented for both parties of the intended marriage. This may either be:
 

  • A valid driver's licence;
    or
  • A valid passport;
    or
  • A BYID age of majority card;
    or
  • A Military ID.


Notes:

  • A marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario.
  • The licence expires three months after the date of issue.
  • The fee for a marriage licence is $100.00 and is payable upon submission of the marriage licence application form.  Payment may be made by cash, debit, or cheque. 
  • Marriage licence fees are non-refundable.
  • There are no requirements respecting residency, pre-marital tests or medical certificates.