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Marriage Licences

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FORM

MARRIAGE LICENCE REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL
An application form must be completed and signed by both applicants in order to obtain an Ontario Marriage Licence. The application form must be submitted to the marriage licence issuer along with supporting documents for both applicants (see below).Both applicants are encouraged to attend in person although only one of the applicants must attend in person provided they have the proper ORIGINAL documents for both applicants.
The marriage licence will be issued while you wait and only if all documentation is in order.

LOCATION
Office of the City Clerk, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre
City of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga

HOURS
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed statutory holidays)

LICENCE FEE
$140.00 (effective January 01, 2010) subject to change without notice Payable by Cash, Debit, Visa, Master Card, American Express

IDENTIFICATION
Any two (2) of the following original pieces of identification must be presented for each applicant at the time of purchasing the marriage licence. All photo identification must be originals; photocopies of identification are not acceptable.

Both pieces of identification must have the same name(s) documented and one piece of identification must be photo identification.

*Original Birth Certificate (If your Birth Certificate is in a language other than English or French it must be translated by an official translator. When presenting your Birth Certificate the original and the translation must be presented together).

  • A valid Canadian refugee travel document (with photo)
  • A Change of Name Certificate
  • A current Citizenship card with photo (issued within the past 10 yrs.)
  • A valid Driver’s Licence / Enhanced Driver’s Licence (with photo)
  • A valid Photo Identity card from any country (issued within past 10 yrs.)
  • A valid Nexus card
  • A valid Ontario Photo ID Card (to apply go to www.serviceontario.ca)
  • A valid Passport
  • A valid Permanent Residency Card
  • A valid Record of Immigration Landing (with photo)
  • A valid United States Green Card (with photo)

Please note: A Health Card or Social Insurance Number (SIN) card are not acceptable for identification purposes.

MINORS
Applicants 16 or 17 years of age require parental consent. A form (Form 6) must be completed and signed by both parents/guardians.
Contact our office for further information by calling 3-1-1 or if you are calling from outside the City limits call 905-615-4311.

INTERPRETERS
If you do not understand English or French, you must provide an interpreter. The interpreter will be required to provide appropriate identification and complete a declaration.

CANADIAN DIVORCE
The original or *Court certified copy of the Certificate of Divorce or a Decree Absolute must be shown to the licence issuer. A Judgement or Court Order issued by the Court is not acceptable
proof of divorce.
*Please note photocopies or certificates certified by a Lawyer or Notary Public will not be accepted)

FOREIGN DIVORCE
If a divorce was granted outside Canada, please request additional forms, which provide further information and instructions, by calling 3-1-1 or if you are calling from outside the City limits call 905-615-4311 or go to www.serviceontario.ca.

EXPIRY DATE
An Ontario marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for a period of three (3) months or 89 days from the date of issue.
There is no waiting period in the Province of Ontario to be married once the licence is issued.
There is no refund for lost, damaged or expired licences.

IMPORTANT
Ontario has no residency or blood tests requirements and does not permit marriage by proxy. There are no refunds for lost, stolen, damaged or expired licences.

Civil Marriage Ceremony (Please check the availability of the Officiant before booking the facility).
The City of Mississauga offers Civil Marriage ceremonies.
Authorized Officiants are available to perform simple yet dignified civil ceremonies, with no religious connotation.
Ceremonies are conducted at the Civic Centre in the Chapel or Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Garden between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday to Friday (closed Statutory holidays).
For information on how to book an Officiant, please call 3-1-1 or if you are calling from outside the City limits call 905-615-4311.

Booking a Facility (Please check the availability of the officiant before booking the facility).
A couple who wishes to be married at the City of Mississauga is responsible for booking the facility and the Officiant.
Booking arrangements for the Wedding Chapel or Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Garden (outdoor venue) can be made in person at the Central Booking Office, located on the ground floor, Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West (directly opposite the Civic Centre) or by telephone at 905-615-4100.

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