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Marriage Licences

Applying for a Licence

Both applicant and joint applicant must complete and sign the City of Pickering online Marriage Application form. However, only one applicant needs to be present in order to process the application.  Please ensure your details are entered accurately on the form, and read all screen messages carefully.  Do not use all capital letters.

Application forms are processed Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm by the Clerk's Office at Pickering City Hall. 


Licence Fee - $125.00 (Cash, Debit-Interac, VISA, Mastercard)

Required Identification

We require one original piece of government-issued photo identification for both parties, with the following information:

  • current legal name
  • date of birth
  • signature

Age requirements

Both applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Applicants 16 or 17 years of age require parental consent. Contact us for further details.

If either applicant is divorced

If a previous marriage was dissolved or annulled within Canada, the original or court certified copy of the Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute must be submitted. A divorce judgment is not acceptable. Certified copies may be obtained from the court that granted the divorce. All documents will be returned, photocopies are not acceptable.

A certified translator must translate documents that are in a language other than English or French.

If the divorce was in a country other than Canada, please contact us for details of documentation required.

Additional Information

A Marriage Licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for a period of 3 months (90 days) from the date of issue.

Government of Ontario Marriage Licence Application - Ontario Form 3

Additional Information can be obtained from Service Ontario