Oakville Licences

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Getting a marriage licence in Oakville

Did you know that a marriage licence is required to get married in Ontario?

You can obtain a marriage licence by completing the marriage licence application form and bringing the form and the required documents with you to the Clerk’s department at Town Hall.

Please review the section below on obtaining a marriage licence prior to calling to book an appointment. The licence can be used anywhere in Ontario, but must be used within 90 days from the date it was issued.

Steps to obtaining a marriage licence

The marriage licence is issued on the same day and the process should take 20-30 minutes if you have made an appointment, all your documentation is complete, and you provide acceptable identification. No photocopies or scanned documents will be accepted.

Visit Service Ontario website to download the marriage licence application form or pick up a paper copy at the Clerk’s department in Town Hall.

Both applicants must complete, sign (with original signatures) and date the application.

Appointments are recommended for preferred service. Appointments can be made by calling the Clerk’s department at 905-815-6015. Marriage licences are processed from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Bring the following documents:

Completed application form, with original signatures; Supporting original divorce documents, if applicable; Application fee of $145.00 payable by cash, debit, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, certified cheque or money order; and Two pieces of original identification for each applicant from the approved list below.

At the time of application, staff will provide you with important information on how to obtain your marriage certificate.

Age requirement

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. If either applicant is 16 or 17 years of age, the parents of the under-age person must be in attendance when the licence is being applied for. If only one parent has custody or the applicant is adopted, then custody or adoption papers must be presented. The “Consent of Parent or Guardian to Marriage” form (available at our office) will have to be completed and signed by the parents in front of a Commissioner of Oaths. The parents must produce original and valid photo identification showing a signature, such as a driver’s licence.

Previous marriages

If you or your partner were previously married and the marriage was dissolved or annulled within Canada, the original or court-certified copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce must be presented with your application when applying for a marriage licence. A divorce judgment or order is not acceptable. If you do not have the Certificate of Divorce, you will need to contact the court where the divorce was granted in order to obtain one. Visit the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General for a full list of Ontario court addresses.

If you or your partner were previously divorced outside of Canada, authorization from the Office of the Registrar General must be obtained before a marriage licence can be issued. Please visit Service Ontario for more information or visit the Clerk’s department to pick up a foreign divorce package.

Required identification (ID)

Applicants are required to provide two pieces of original, current and valid identification. One of the acceptable pieces of government-issued ID must include a current photo and signature. Accepted pieces of ID include:

Passport, Driver’s Licence, Ontario Photo Card, Birth Certificate, Canadian Citizenship / Permanent Resident Card, Record of Immigrant Landing

It is very important that the first and last names match exactly on the two pieces of ID that are being presented for each applicant (this includes spaces, hyphens, and apostrophes). To have your middle name included on your marriage licence it must also appear on both pieces of ID. Initials used as a first name cannot be accepted.


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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