Paperwork you need to know about before you get married in Toronto, Ontario
Marriage Licence –DOWNLOAD FORM (PDF Format)
The marriage license application process is short and sweet, but you’ll need to know the right details. Your best bet is to visit the registrars office at city hall with your hubby. Download the form to find out what information you’ll need to know/bring for your license application.
From the government… A marriage licence or the publication of banns is required before a couple can get married in Ontario. To apply for a marriage licence, contact your local municipal office. If you are being married in a religious ceremony, you may be eligible to be married by a publication of banns. Speak to the clergy of your church for more information. For residents getting married in another province or territory in Canada, you must contact the province’s or territory’s vital statistics office for information.
If you are living outside Canada or are from another province, contact the municipality in which you intend to get married for more information.
If you are planning to get married in another country, you may require a Marriage Letter (also known as a Search Letter or Letter of Non-Impediment) confirming that there is no record of a marriage for you registered in Ontario. You may obtain this letter by applying to the Office of the Registrar General. To get married in another country, you must contact the country’s embassy or consulate for more information.
If this is not your first trip to the alter, if you were divorced in Canada, you must contact your local municipal office for information on getting a marriage licence. If you were divorced outside of Canada, you will have to obtain an authorization to purchase a marriage licence.
If you plan to serve or sell alcohol at your wedding reception, you may need a Special Occasion Permit from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). You can get product information and a listing of locations from the LCBO website.
Paperwork needed after the wedding
A Marriage Certificate proves that a marriage has taken place. The province, territory or country where the marriage is performed issues the certificate. In Ontario, Marriage Certificates are issued by the Office of the Registrar General.
For information regarding changing your name, contact the Office of the Registrar General.
specifics for Toronto brides
COST: The fee to obtain a marriage licence is $140 including tax, payable in cash,debit card, or by credit card. Licences are valid for 3 months.
WHERE: Marriage licences are issued at Registry Services, City of Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Rotunda Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
WHEN: Hours for issuing marriage licences are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:15 pm.
HELP: For more information, you can call Registry Services at 416-392-7036 or email email@example.com
good to know…
Couples planning to be married in Ontario are required to obtain a marriage licence. A licence is valid anywhere in Ontario for 90 days from the date of issue. There is no waiting period between the date of issue of the marriage licence and the date of marriage.The Marriage Licence Application form must be completed and signed by both parties to the marriage (the bride and the bridegroom). One party to the marriage (either the bride or the groom) may submit the completed application form to the City Clerk’s Office in order to obtain the Marriage Licence, provided that one of the following documents is submitted in place of the absent party: (a) the absent party’s original birth certificate; (b) the absent party’s valid passport; (c) an Affidavit of Age (available from the City Clerk’s Office) completed and signed by the absent party and notarized.
– information is gathered by the team at The Ring March 2017 via The City of Toronto’s website @ www.toronto.ca. While we strive to strive to make sure all our research is accurate, fees and restrictions can change at any time. Please confirm prices and details with your City Hall to avoid unwanted surprises.