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Marriage

Marriage is an important event in a person's life. It is also a legal contract between two people.

To be married in Ontario, you must meet certain conditions:

  • Meeting the age requirements

  • Both people must agree to the marriage

  • Both people must be present for the marriage ceremony

  • If either person is divorced, proof of the divorce must be given

  • You may marry someone of the same or opposite sex  (Same sex marriages are legal in Ontario) 

To get married, you either need a marriage licence from the local city hall or municipality, or a banns form from a church when you publically announce your commitment during a divine service. The marriage or banns are signed by you and your spouse, witnesses and the person who performed the marriage immediately after the ceremony. The person performing the marriage ceremony will forward your marriage licence to the Office of the Registrar General to be registered, a process that will take about 10 weeks.

Once the marriage licence has been registered, you apply for a marriage certificate from Service Ontario.  You can visit a local location, as well as the Service Ontario website or phone Service Ontario’s General Inquiry Line: 1-800-267-8097

The information listed below was provided by 211 Community Connection. 

Service Ontario
Service Ontario Counter, Collingwood Location 191 Hurontario St, Unit 6 
Collingwood, ON L9Y 2M1

Phone: 705-445-3530

Alliston Location

 180 Parsons Rd, Unit 1 
Alliston, ON L9R 1E8

Phone: 705-435-7661

Barrie Service Counter274 Burton Ave, Unit 21 
Barrie, ON L4N 5W4

Phone: 705-728-3861

Barrie Service Counter34 Simcoe St, Unit 102 
Barrie, ON L4N 6T4

Phone: 1-800-267-8097

Barrie Service CounterBayfield Mall 
320 Bayfield St, Unit 104 
Barrie, ON L4M 3C1

Phone: 705-722-5210

Bradford Service Counter

100 Dissette St, Unit 9 
Bradford, ON L3Z 3G8

Phone: 1-800-267-8097

Orillia Service Counter150 Front St S 
Orillia, ON L3V 4S7

Phone: 705-326-4424

Service Ontario, Stayner Counter7314 Hwy 26 
Stayner, ON L0M 1S0

Phone: 705-428-2821

Service Ontario, Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing and Health Card Renewal Office, Elmvale40 Yonge St S, Unit A 
Elmvale, ON L0L 1P0

Phone: 705-322-4181

Service Ontario, Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing and Health Card Renewal Office, MidlandHuronia Mall 
9225 Hwy 93, Unit 20 
Midland, ON L4R 4K4

Phone: 705-526-1590 

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