Updated April 1, 2021 – As part of the City’s COVID-19 response marriage licences will be issued by appointment only.

All appointments will be honoured during the current province wide shutdown.

Current wedding chamber bookings are cancelled and new wedding bookings will not be accepted. Stay up-to-date on all affected City services and when they may resume by visiting toronto.ca/covid19

The City Clerk’s Office is conducting two surveys and we want to hear from you!

Survey on the process to obtain a marriage licence Take the Marriage Licence Survey

Survey to gauge the public’s interest in civil weddings Take the Civil Weddings Survey


Your response will assist the City improve customer service and better understand the needs of our community.

Getting married? The City Clerk’s Office is here to assist you with getting a marriage licence. An appointment is required when applying for a marriage licence. If you have the required identification and applicable documents it will take approximately 15 minutes to process your application and issue the licence.


Read Toronto Public Health’s guidance for planning and hosting a wedding in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Step 1: Apply for a Marriage Licence

Apply and book an appointment online.

Step 2: Plan Your Wedding Ceremony

Prepare for the day of your ceremony.

Step 3: Get Married

What happens during a marriage ceremony.

Step 4: Obtain a Marriage Certificate

How to change your name and order a marriage certificate.