How to apply
Follow the steps below to apply to the City of Mississauga for an Ontario Marriage Licence.
- Complete the Marriage Licence Application Form online and print the completed form.
- Ensure that both applicants sign the printed document (must be original signatures).
- Book an appointment to meet with city staff to pick up your marriage license.
Only one applicant may come in to purchase the licence. You must bring a printed application with original signatures of both applicants along with original identification for both applicants, to the Civic Centre at 300 City Centre Drive. Only applicants with an appointment will be admitted into the building.
The marriage licence will be issued immediately, so long as the documents of both applicants are in order.
You must bring two original pieces of acceptable identification for you and your partner. One must be a valid photo ID issued in the past 10 years.
Any identification that is not in English or French requires a translation from a Certified Translator.
- Original Birth Certificate
- Canadian refugee travel document (with photo)
- Change of Name Certificate
- Current Citizenship card with photo (issued within the past 10 yrs.)
- Driver’s Licence / Enhanced Driver’s Licence (with photo)
- Photo Identity card from any country (issued within past 10 yrs.)
- Nexus card
- Ontario Photo ID Card
- Permanent Residency Card
- Record of Immigration Landing (with photo)
- United States Green Card (with photo)
Not acceptable identification
Health cards, Social Insurance Number (SIN) cards, photocopies or expired identification will not be accepted.
Marriage licence fee
$140.00* payable by Debit, Visa, Master Card, American Express or certified cheque.
(*Subject to change without notice)
- If you don’t understand English or French, you will need an interpreter. The interpreter must have appropriate identification and complete a declaration.
- An Ontario marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for 89 days from the date of issue.
- There is no waiting period to be married once the licence is issued in Ontario.
- Ontario has no residency or blood test requirements and does not permit marriage by proxy.
- There is no refund if the marriage licence is lost, stolen, damaged or expired.
If you’re 16 or 17 years old, you will need written consent on Form 6 from both parents or guardian. For more information call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).
Divorced in Canada
If you were granted a divorce in Canada, you will need to show the original or court certified copy of the Certificate of Divorce or a Decree Absolute.
A Judgement or Court Order issued by the Court, photocopies or certificates certified by a Lawyer or Notary Public are not acceptable proof of divorce.
Divorced outside Canada
If you were granted a divorce outside Canada, you will need to provide a Foreign Divorce Approval from the Office of the Registrar General. Please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) or go to Service Ontario for more information.