Marriage Licence: You require a Marriage Licence to become legally married. You can pick the licence up from any City Hall in Ontario within 90 days of the ceremony. Bring the licence on the day of the ceremony and I will have you, your spouse, and 2 witnesses complete the paperwork before she registers it with the Government.

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 (Please check the municipality’s website, as they may vary):

  • Government-issued birth certificate, including any change of name certificate
  • valid passport
  • record of immigrant landing
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • valid driver’s licence
  • valid Ontario Photo Card
  • certificate of Divorce

Save time and Download the Marriage Licence Application form before you go to City Hall. Only one applicant needs to go if you have your partner’s original pieces of ID and signatures on the form.

NOTE: $$$ Some City Halls offer better deals than others. In Toronto, a licence costs $140 . Ajax, Oshawa, Whitby and Newmarket are all cheaper. Burlington, Oakville,Milton, and King City are more expensive. Tweed, an hour’s drive east of Peterborough, one of the cheapest in the province.)