Marriage Licences

Please note: The City of St. Catharines is closing several City facilities and modifying some services until early April to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As a result issuing of Marriage Licences has been been suspended until further notice.


Marriage licences may be obtained from The Office of the City Clerk 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.


  • Complete your Marriage Licence Application online.
  • Print the application and have both applicants sign and date it. Original signatures are required.
  • At least one party of the proposed marriage must apply in person. They must bring in the signed application form along with original identification for the absent person. 
  • Two pieces of valid government issued identification must be presented from both applicants.Only original identification will be accepted. 
  • One piece of identification must be an original birth certificate, valid passport or Nexus Card.
  • Second piece of acceptable identification includes:
    • Original Birth Certificate (with any change of name certificate, if applicable)
    • Record of Immigration or Canadian Citizenship Card
    • Passport
    • Driver's Licence.
    • Ontario Photo Card
    • Aboriginal Status Card
  • A marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for a period of three months from the date of issuance.
  • If you cannot complete a marriage licence application online, you can print an application to complete later or pick one up at the Office of the City Clerk.

 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. Please note: we cannot accept a Divorce Order as this is not the final paperwork from the courts.
  • 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 are applicants who are between the ages of 16 to 18 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 The Office of the City Clerk 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


The fee for a Marriage License is $158.25. 

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