Marriage Licences
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Marriage Licences

A marriage licence may be obtained from:

Vital Statistics c/o Office of the City Clerk

  • Office of the City Clerk, Council Services
    350 City Hall Square West
    Suite 203, 2nd Floor

    For general information, call 311.   
    Callers in the surrounding county can call 255-CITY (2489).
    Long-distance callers can call 1-877-RING311 (746-4311).
    For detailed inquiries, call (519) 255-6100 ext. 6139.
    Fax:   (519) 255-6868

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).  Please note, same day service to obtain a marriage licence is not available after 4:15 p.m.

Identification Required (2 pieces):

Bring two (2) original pieces of valid government issued identification from the list below for each applicant.  One piece of identification must include your photo.

    • With Photo
      • Passport
      • Driver's Licence/Enhanced Driver's Licence
      • Photo I.D. Card
      • Citizenship Card
      • Permanent Resident Card
      • Nexus Card
      • Armed Forces I.D. Card
      • Native Status Card
      • Record of Immigration Landing
      • United States Green Card
    • Without Photo
      • Birth Certificate
      • Change of name Certificate
      • Immigration Status Papers (i.e. Record of Landing, Work Visa)

Photocopies are NOT accepted.  Documents not in English must be translated by a certified translator.

 If you need an interpreter, he/she will be required to show the licence issuer one (1) piece of valid photo identification. 

Mailing Address: 

  • Vital Statistics
    P.O. Box 1607
    Windsor, ON  N9A 6S1
    Phone: (519) 255-6100 ext. 6139

General information

  • If divorced in Ontario, please bring original divorce certificate, Divorce Nici, Decree Absolute or a certified court copy of divorce (not a photo copy).
  • If divorced outside of Canada, please contact our office at:
     (519) 255-6100, ext. 6139 for further requirements.
  • Prior to being married in the Province of Ontario, couples should be aware that a marriage must be solemnized under the authority of a Marriage Licence or the Publication of Banns.
  • A marriage licence expires 3 months from the date of issue and is valid for use anywhere in Ontario.
  • There is no waiting period once you obtain a marriage licence. You may get a licence right up until the same day of the  wedding, however, if identification or documentation does not meet provincial requirements, there may be a delay in obtaining your marriage licence. To avoid disappointment, please allow sufficient time prior to your wedding day
  • Persons of the same sex can obtain a marriage licence in Ontario.



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