​​​​​​​​You can apply for a marriage licence at Aurora Town Hall. Marriage licences​ are available by Appointment only, Monday to Friday. The Marriage Licence takes approximately 30 minutes.  Please see the issuing hours below.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please allow approximately 30 minutes to process and issue the Marriage Licence. We encourage both parties to fill out and sign the application form before you arrive. Below is a link to the marriage application.

Marriage LIcence Application

To book an appointment call 905-727-1375.

Licence fee​​

$138​ – we accept Cash, Cheque, Interac, Visa and Mastercard.

Requirements

You must be at least 16 years of age. Applicants who are under 18 years of age are required to submit a completed Consent of Parent or Guardian to Marriage form signed by both parents (or legal guardian) when making application for a marriage licence. The Consent of Parent or Guardian to Marriage form is available through Service Ontario.

Identification

Original Identification for both applicants is required. Two pieces of Government Issued identification must be shown for each party confirming name, birth date and signature and one piece MUST be photo identification.

The first piece of identification must be one of the following:

  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Birth Certificate

The second piece of identification can be one of the following:

  • Valid Driver's Licence
  • Valid Ontario Health Card with photo
  • Valid Ontario Photo Card
  • Canadian Citizenship Card

These documents are required for all applicants. Documents presented in a language other than English, must be supported by a translation by an authorized translator.

Prior Marriages

Canadian Divorce

If there has been a previous marriage and the divorce was granted in Canada, you are required to bring the original Certificate of Divorce.  Please note that a photocopy is not acceptable.

Divorce Outside of Canada

An applicant, whose former marriage was dissolved or annulled in a jurisdiction other than Canada, must obtain authorization from the Office of the Registrar General before a marriage licence may be issued.

To obtain this authorization, the applicants or a lawyer representing the applicants, must submit:

  1. A completed and signed Marriage Licence Application.

  2. A Statement of Sole Responsibility for each divorce (signed by both people who are planning to get married and a witness)

  3. The original Certificate of Divorce or the Decree or Annulment: an original or court-certified copy in english or French.  If the decree is in a language other than English, you will need to include a translated copy and an affidavit sworn by a certified translator.

  4. A legal opinion of an Ontario lawyer, addressed to both applicants, giving reasons why the divorce or annulment should be recognized in the Province of Ontario.

Mail these four documents to The Office of the Registrar General, P.O. Box 4600, 189 Red River Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6L8

Widow or widower

If either party to the marriage licence application is a widow or widower, they are not required to produce a death certificate to obtain a marriage licence.

Expiry date of marriage licence

A marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for three months from the date of issue.

Obtaining a licence when one applicant is absent

One applicant to the marriage may submit the completed application form to the Customer Service Department in order to obtain a Marriage Licence, provided that the required original identification/documentation for the absent party is presented. The application must be original and signed by both applicants.

Should you have any questions, please contact our office at 905-727-1375.

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