Guelph Licences

Apply for an Ontario Marriage Licence in Guelph, Ontario

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Getting a marriage licence in Guelph, Ontario


Licence issuing location

ServiceGuelph, City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph

Regular Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours (July and August): Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed on Statutory Holidays and Remembrance Day

Note: Wait times are always shorter mid-month. Save yourself time by avoiding the end-of–month lineup.

Licence fee

$145 payable by cash, debit, or credit card


Each applicant must provide two (2) pieces of original, government-issued identification.   Identification must be provided for both individuals. Expired or photocopied identification is not acceptable.

Any two (2) of the following pieces of identification are accepted, provided at least one contains a current photo and signature:

Birth Certificate – preferred, , Canadian Citizenship, Current Driver’s Licence, Current Passport, Current Permanent Resident Card, Current Ontario Photo Card, Current Photo Health Card


Applicants 16 or 17 years of age require parental consent. A Form 6 – Consent of Parent or Gaurdian to Marry must be completed and signed by both parents/guardian(s). Contact our office for further information.

Widows and widowers

If you are a widow or a widower, proof of death of your former spouse is not required.

Canadian divorce

If a previous marriage was dissolved or annulled in Canada, the original or court certified copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce must be submitted. A divorce judgement is not acceptable. Original or certified copies may be obtained from the courthouse in the city in which the divorce was granted. Photocopies are not acceptable. All documents will be returned.

Foreign divorce

If either party’s previous marriage ended in divorce outside of Canada, authorization from the Registrar General is required before a marriage licence may be issued. To obtain this authorization, the applicants, or a lawyer representing them, must submit the following to:

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

A completed marriage application form, signed by both applicants

A certified copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce or Annulment from the jurisdiction where the divorce was granted sealed by the court. If the divorce is in another language, include a certified translation

A Statement of Sole Responsibility for each divorcee, signed by both applicants (available from City Clerk’s Office)

A legal opinion of an Ontario lawyer, addressed to both applicants, giving reasons why the divorce or annulment should be recognized by the Province of Ontario.

Contact our office for further information.

Expiry date

A marriage licence obtained in Ontario is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for a period of three (3) months from the date of issue. There is no waiting period in the Province of Ontario between the date of issuance and marriage ceremony.

For further information on who can perform a legal marriage in Ontario, please refer to

This information is provided as a free service. Elope Niagara cannot be responsible for incorrect or outdated information. Please contact us for more information.

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