1. Review the identification requirements.
2. Review guidelines on re-marrying after a divorce, if applicable.
3. Complete a marriage licence application.
4. Visit a City Clerk’s office with the following:
You can apply without your partner, if:
The cost of a marriage licence is $140 (HST does not apply).
We accept cash, debit, credit card and certified cheque or money order made payable to “Treasurer, City of Toronto.”
The marriage licence fee is non-refundable.
Anyone over the age of 16 years old can get married in Ontario. If you are under 18 years of age you will need consent from your parents or legal guardians. A parental consent form must be completed. Forms are available in our office. Your parents or legal guardians must also be present at the time you submit your marriage licence application.
Everyone is welcome to apply for a marriage licence and get married in Ontario, whether you live here permanently or temporarily. There are no gender, residency, citizenship or medical requirements when applying for a marriage licence. The requirements are the same for everyone.
Each person applying for the marriage licence must bring 2 pieces of acceptable government issued identification (ID) from the list below.
You must submit official proof of the divorce when you apply for a marriage licence. This can be the original or a court-certified copy of a:
A certified copy of either of the above divorce documents may be obtained from the court office that granted the divorce. A Decree Nisi, Divorce Order or Judgement is not acceptable. All documents will be returned.
If you do not know where your divorce was granted you can contact the Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings or 1-613-957-4519.
If you were divorced outside of Canada, you will need to provide certain documents to prove that you are no longer married. The Office of the Registrar General for the province of Ontario needs to validate these documents and provide authorization in order for you to get a marriage licence.
For more information, contact the Marriage Office at 1-800-461-2156 (toll-free) or visit Service Ontario. Foreign divorce packages can also be picked up at any of our offices.