Marriage Licence Application
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General Information

  • Applying for a licence
    • An application form must be completed with both applicants information with original signatures (no electronic or scanned copies) and submitted with original identification to the Office of the City Clerk to obtain an Ontario marriage licence.
    • Two original forms of identification are required for each applicant.
    • At least one of the applicants must come in person to the Office of the City Clerk to obtain the marriage licence.
    • Bring the signed and completed application along with identification and required documents for both applicants.

    Please remember that original copies of identification for both applicants must be presented in order to obtain the marriage licence.
  • Minors
    • Applicants 16 or 17 years of age require parental consent. A form (Form 6) must be completed and signed by both parents/guardians.
    • Contact our office for further information by calling 311 or 905-615-4311 (outside City limits).
  • Interpreters
    • If you do not understand English or French, you must bring an interpreter. The interpreter will be required to provide appropriate identification and complete a declaration.
  • Licence Fee
    • $140.00 - subject to change without notice. Payable by cash, debit, Visa, Master Card or American Express.
  • Expiry date
    • An Ontario marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for a period of three months or 89 days from the date of issue.
    • There is no waiting period in the province of Ontario to be married once the licence is issued.
    • There is no refund for lost, damaged or expired licences.
  • Location & hours

    Office of the City Clerk, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre
    City of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed statutory holidays)

Identification Required

  • Any two of the following original pieces of identification must be presented for each applicant at the time of purchasing the marriage licence.
  • All photo identification must be originals; photocopies are not acceptable.
  • Both pieces of identification must have the same name(s) and one piece of identification must be a current photo identification issued within the past 10 years.
  • Original Birth Certificate (If your Birth Certificate is in a language other than English or French, it must be translated by a certified translator. When presenting your Birth Certificate the original and the translation must be presented together).

Accepted forms of identification:

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Valid Canadian refugee travel document
  • Change of Name Certificate
  • Current Citizenship card with photo
  • Valid Driver's Licence / Enhanced Driver's Licence
  • Valid Photo Identity card from any country
  • Valid Nexus card
  • Valid Ontario Photo ID card
  • Valid passport
  • Valid Permanent Residency card
  • Valid Record of Immigration Landing (with photo)
  • Valid United States Green card (with photo)

A Health Card or Social Insurance Number (SIN) card are not acceptable for identification purposes.

Divorce

  • Canadian divorce
    • The original or Court certified copy of the Certificate of Divorce or a Decree Absolute must be shown to the licence issuer. A Judgement or Court Order issued by the Court is not acceptable proof of divorce.
    • Photocopies or certificates certified by a Lawyer or Notary Public will not be accepted.
  • Foreign divorce
    • If either applicant has a foreign divorce granted outside Canada, approval from the Registrar General is required to purchase a Marriage Licence.
    • More information is available at the Clerk's office or on www.serviceontario.ca

Civil Marriage Arrangements

  • Civil marriage ceremony
    • The City of Mississauga offers civil marriage ceremonies. Officiants are available to perform simple yet dignified civil ceremonies, with no religious connotation.
    • Please check the availability of the Officiant before booking the Chapel or Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Garden.
    • Ceremonies are conducted at the Civic Centre in the Chapel or Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Garden between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (closed statutory holidays).
    • For information on how to book an Officiant, please call 311 or 905-615-4311 (outside City limits).
  • Booking a facility
    • A couple who wishes to be married at the City of Mississauga is responsible for booking the facility and the Officiant.
    • Please check the availability of the officiant before booking the facility.
  • Booking the Chapel or Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Garden
    • Booking arrangements for the Wedding Chapel or Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Garden (outdoor venue) can be made in person at the Central Booking Office, located on the ground floor, Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West (directly opposite the Civic Centre) or by telephone at 905-615-4100.
Privacy Statement
Personal Information contained on this form is collected under the authority of the Marriage Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M, 3 and will be used to determine whether to issue the marriage licence, to register and record the marriage, provide certified copies, extracts, certificates, search notices, photocopies and for statistical, research, medical, law enforcement, adoption and adoption disclosure purposes. Questions about this collection should be directed to: the Deputy Registrar General, Office of the Registrar General, PO BOX 4600, Thunder Bay ON P7B 6L8. Telephone 1 800 461 2156 or 416 325 8305