Township Services

Marriage License

How to get a marriage license
Couples planning to marry in Ontario can get their marriage license through the Township of James Office.

Save time and fill out the application form ahead of time, and bring it with you when you apply for your marriage license. The form must be complete, signed by both parties wishing to wed, and proper identification is required (see ID requirements below).

A license is valid anywhere in Ontario for 90 days from the date of issue. There is no waiting period between the dates your license is issued to your date of marriage.

To get a marriage license, you will need to:

  • Complete a marriage license application.
  • Provide 2 pieces of government-issued identification for each person getting married. One piece of identification for each person getting married must include their photo.
    Examples of government-issued identification include:
    • government-issued birth certificate, including any change of name certificates
    • valid passport
    • record of immigrant landing
    • Canadian Citizenship Card
    • valid driver’s license
    • valid Ontario Photo Card
  • Provide supporting documentation (for example: proof of divorce) (if applicable)
  • Have at least one of you attend in-person to pick up the license
  • Pay a fee $100

Download the Marriage License Application form here or call the Township Office to request a paper copy.

For more information please visit Ontario, CA website.