Obtaining a Marriage Licence

Obtaining a Marriage Licence

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.

Two pieces of identification are required for both parties when applying for a marriage licence, and must include birth identity and picture I.D., with the completed application form.

Proof of Birth Identity – must be original documents & not photocopies

  • Birth Certificate
  • Change of Name Certificate
  • Record of Immigrant Landing
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Current Passport

Marriage licences can be obtained at:

City of Waterloo
Clerk’s Office
Waterloo City Centre
1st Floor, 100 Regina Street South


City of Kitchener
Clerk’s Office
2nd Floor, Kitchener City Hall
200 King Street West


City of Cambridge
Clerk’s Division
2nd Floor, Cambridge City Hall
50 Dickson Street


Service Ontario

Additional information about obtaining a Marriage Licence and Marriage Certificate visit Service Ontario website:


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