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Construction Map Public Notices

Marriage Licences

Overview

Marriage licences may be obtained from Customer Service between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. 

Civil Ceremonies

Looking for a place to get married? Civil ceremonies can now be performed at City Hall, inside Council Chambers.

Process

  • Marriage licence forms must be completed and signed by the applicant and joint applicant.
  • At least one party of the proposed marriage must apply in person.
  • Two pieces of original identification must be presented from both applicants. Acceptable identification includes:
    • Original birth certificate (with any change of name certificate, if applicable)
    • Record of Immigration or Canadian Citizenship card
    • Valid government photo identification, such as a current passport or driver's licence.
  • A marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for a period of three months from the date of issuance.

 Divorced Persons in Canada

  • Must provide the original or court-certified copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce dissolving or annulling the marriage
  • Documents are available at the Ontario Court, Provincial Division in the municipality where the divorce was granted. The St. Catharines Provincial Court is located at 59 Church St. 

Divorced Persons Outside Canada

  • Obtain a Foreign Divorce Package which provides the process for obtaining a Decree Absolute or a Certificate of Divorce

Minors

  • Minors are applicants who are 16 and 17 years of age
  • Both parents' consent is required and everyone must attend City Hall to obtain the Marriage License providing two pieces of identification
  • You are required to complete a Provincial Form 6 upon arrival

 

Provincial Marriage Certificates

Applications for a Provincial certificate of marriage may be obtained from Service Ontario or Customer Service at City Hall. Applicable fees charged by the province are set out on the application form.

Office of the Registrar General
189 Red River Rd., P. O. Box 4600
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6L8.

Phone: 1.800.461.2156 or 416.825.8305

Fees

The fee for a Marriage License is $125
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