Marriage Licence

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Marriage Licensing


  • A marriage licence is required to get married in Ontario.
  • The licence is valid for use in Ontario only.
  • The licence expires 3 months after the date of issuance.
  • The cost for a marriage licence is $120.00. Payment can be made by cash or debit.
  • An appointment is required when applying for a marriage licence.

A Marriage Licence Application must be completed and signed by both parties to the marriage. The form must be submitted in person by the applicant and/or joint with the appropriate supporting documentation.


You will need two pieces of government-issued identification for both parties to the marriage:

  • One piece of identification must be either a birth certificate OR passport and include your photo
  • Record of immigrant landing
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Valid Driver's Licence
  • Valid Ontario Photo Card
Previous Marriage
  • If one or both of the applicants applying for a Marriage Licence has been divorced and the divorce was granted within Canada, the original or a certified true copy of the Decree of Absolute or Certificate of Divorce is required.
  • Divorces granted outside of Canada require Registrar General authorization. Please visit the Service Ontario Website for more information.
  • Applicants who are widowed, do not require proof of death of their spouse.
Booking an Appointment
  • Appointments will be scheduled within 3-5 business days of inquiring
  • With an appointment, if you have the required identification and supporting documentation, it will take approximately 20-30 minutes to process your application and issue the licence.
  • You may book an appointment by contacting Alan Bushell
Marriage Certificate

Upon completion of a wedding ceremony, you can apply for your marriage certificate from the Registrar General.

Apply online through Service Ontario


Civil Marriage Ceremony

The Municipality of Thames Centre does NOT conduct civil marriage ceremonies at this time.



Marriage Licence Requirements
Before you get married