Marriage licence by appointment
The Town of Georgina is now issuing marriage licences by appointment.
Applicants must complete a marriage licence application form which can be found on this page and provide two pieces of identification from each person applying for a licence. A list of acceptable identification documents can be found below.
Payment of the licence fee of $100 will be required over the phone.
The Clerks Services Coordinator will review all documents and schedule all appointments. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new protocols have been put in place for pickup at the Civic Centre. The Clerks Services Coordinator will provide all information once an appointment has been confirmed.
Need a marriage licence?
To get married in Ontario, a marriage licence is required. The Town of Georgina’s Clerk’s Division issues marriage licences in accordance with provincial requirements and Town policies and procedures. Licences are valid for 90 days from the date of purchase.
Clerk’s Division Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$100 Payable by Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard, certified cheque or money order
The Town of Georgina is delighted to offer wedding officiate services whether you wish to be married at our Civic Centre or at the venue of your choice.
How to apply for a marriage licence
To reduce the time required to process your license, you can complete and print the Marriage Licence Application ahead of time and then deliver it in person to the Clerk’s Division at the Town of Georgina by both or one of the applicants with the required supporting documents for both applicants (including identification and divorce requirements). The marriage licence will be processed while you wait.
Acceptable identification documents
Two (2) pieces of identification are required from each party applying for a marriage licence (i.e. four pieces of identification are required for every application).
You must produce two current/valid, original (or certified copies) pieces of identification from the list below for yourself as well as for the person not in attendance at the time the licence is issued. The two pieces of identification must include a minimum of one photo identification and be legible and understandable by the licence issuer.
- Government-issued Drivers Licence
- Government-issued Birth Certificate
- Ontario Photo I.D. Card
- Passport – Canadian or Foreign
- Canadian Citizenship Card with Photos
- Canadian Permanent Resident Card
- Record of Landing (Form IMM 1000)
- Confirmation of Permanent Resident Form (IMM 5292)
- Refugee Status Claim (IMM 1434)
- Acknowledgement of Intent to Claim Refugee Status (IMM 7703) with photo
- Report pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IMM 1442) with photo
- Student Authorization/Study Permit (Form 1442)
- Visitor Record (Form 1442)
- Temporary Resident’s Permit (IMM 1442) – formerly Minister’s
- Permit/Extension of Minister’s Permit
- Secure Certificate of Indian Status Card
Additional information could be found
- Marriage Licence and Identification Requirements
- Requirements Respecting Marriage from the Registrar General of Ontario
What you need to know:
If either applicant was previously married and the marriage was dissolved or annulled within Canada, the original or court certified copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce must be submitted along with your marriage licence application. Certified copies may be obtained from the court which granted the divorce. Photocopies will not be accepted.
If a divorce was granted for either applicant outside of Canada, you must complete a Foreign Divorce Kit. This process may take up to four weeks.
If you do not understand or read English, you must provide your own interpreter and he/she must provide identification at the time you submit your application.
If either applicant is under the age of 18 but over 16, parental consent will be required.
A marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for a period of three (3) months from the date of issue.
If you wish to obtain a marriage certificate, you will need to complete a Request for a Marriage Certificate Form approximately 12 weeks after your wedding and mail it or complete the Service Ontario's Online Certificate Application with the required fee to the Office of the Registrar General.
Contact the Office of the Registrar General at 1-800-461-2156 if you have further questions concerning the marriage certificate.