A license to marry may be obtained from the issuer of Marriage License at the Municipal Clerk’s Office, 4310 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario (905-356-7521, Ext. 4283) between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM Monday to Friday. Both parties must complete and sign an Application Form. However if both parties are not able to come in to obtain the Marriage License, one person may bring in the completed application form signed by both parties along with the Birth Certificate and Photo I.D or Passport of the absent party. The fee for a marriage license is $125.00
Applicants present must provide identification in the form of:
There are no requirements respecting residency, premarital blood tests or medical certificates.
A marriage license is valid for use anywhere in Ontario. The license expires 3 months after the date of issue.
A Marriage ceremony in Ontario may be performed by:
Who may marry in Ontario?
Any person who is at least 18 years of age may marry. No person under 16 years of age may marry. Any person who is 16 or 17 years of age (other than a widow, widower or divorced person) may marry with the written consent of his/her legal guardian.
If any person whose consent is required is unavailable or refuses to consent, an application may be made to a judge, in Canada, to dispense with consent.
Blood tests or medical certificates are not required in Ontario.
If an Applicant has been granted a Divorce or an Annulment in Canada, the Applicant is to file with the Clerk’s Office the original or a Court Certified Copy of their final divorce papers (Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute). A Divorce Judgment is not acceptable
If an Applicant has been granted a Divorce or an Annulment in a jurisdiction other than Canada, the Applicant(s) must obtain authorization from the Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations before a marriage licence may be issued. To obtain this authorization, the applicants or a lawyer representing them, must submit the following to:
Where a spouse has died, proof of death of the spouse must be provided if death occurred outside of the Province of Ontario.
No ceremonies are performed at City Hall. A Marriage Ceremony may be performed in Ontario by a minister or clergyman or justice of the peace registered under “The Marriage Act”. The ceremony is the responsibility of the Applicant’s.