Marriage Licence Requirements

Review these requirements before you apply for a marriage licence. You can obtain a marriage licence at City Hall which can be used anywhere in Ontario. The licence must be used within three months of the date of issue.

Age minimum

You must be at least 16 years old to get married in Ontario.

Under 18 years old: you will need written consent from your parents or legal guardians. You can obtain consent forms at City Hall.


Each partner must submit 2 pieces of acceptable identification (ID):

  • Identification must be VALID and ORIGINAL
  • The name on both pieces of your ID must be the same
  • The first name and last names must match on the two pieces of ID you are presenting. To have your middle name included on your marriage licence it must also appear on both pieces of ID
  • If your ID is not in English, a written translation from a certified translator is required

     Acceptable VALID and ORIGINAL identification:

First Piece:

    • Birth Certificate
    • Passport

Second Piece:

    • Driver's Licence
    • Ontario Photo Card
    • Military ID
    • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (Canadian Citizenship Card)
    • Native Status Card
    • Permanent Residency Card
    • Firearms Acquisition Certificate (FAC)
    • Possession & Acquisition Licence (PAL)

     NOT accepted as identification:

    • Social Insurance Number (SIN) Card

Other Information

There are no gender, residency, citizenship or medical requirements for obtaining a marriage licence.

The Marriage Licence can only be issued personally to the applicant and/or joint applicant along with two(2) pieces of identification for each person.

If either party has been divorced within Canada we will require the original or court certified copy of the Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute.

If divorced outside of Canada, please see the Issuer for further details.

For further information please call 613-735-6821, extension 1319.