Marriage Licences
(for the Province of Ontario, Updated November 14, 2013)
  • Marriage Licences are issued only to the bride and/or groom.
  • Both parties must sign the Marriage Licence Application.
  • Two pieces of identification are required by all applicants applying for a marriage licence. An original birth certificate or valid passport , any change of name certificates, record of immigrant landing or Canadian Citizenship card plus photo identification for both parties, regardless of whether both parties will be present.
  • The Licence fees in Ontario cost $125.00 payable by Cash, Interac or Certified Cheque.
  • Licences will be issued during normal business hours.(8:30am - 4:00pm)
  • If you have been divorced within Canada, the original or court certified copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce from the court where the divorce was granted is required.
  • If you were divorced outside of Canada, please request foreign divorce instructions.
  • There are no residency, medical, or citizenship requirements.
  • A marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for a period of (3) months from the date of issuance.
  • Sixteen and Seventeen year olds require both parents consent. ( please see licence issuer for proper form )
  • Allow approximately 12 - 16 weeks from the date of marriage before applying for a marriage certificate.

Licence Application Form

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Niagara and Hamilton Area Municipal Offices

Niagara Falls City Hall
Clerks Depatment
4310 Queen Street.
P.O. box 1023
Niagara Falls, Ontario
L2E 6X5
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St. Catharines City Hall
Clerks Department
50 Church Street.
P.O. box 3012
St.Catharines, Ontario
L2R 7C2
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Fort Erie Town Hall
Reception Desk
1 Municipal Center
Garrison Road
Fort Erie
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Port Colborne City Hall
Clerks Department
66 Charlotte Street,
Port Colborne, Ontario
L3K 3C8
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City of Welland
Clerks Department
60 East Main Street,
Welland, Ontario
L3B 3X4
905-735-1700 ext. 2155
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City of Hamilton
Clerks Department
71 Main Street West,
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 4Y5
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City of Burlington
Clerks Department
426 Brant Street,
Burlington, Ontario
905 335-7803
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City of Oakville
Clerks Department
1225 Trafalgar Road,
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 5A6
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Town of Grimsby
Clerks Department
160 Livingston Avenue,
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 4G3
905-945-9634 ext 2039
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