Marriages and Marriage Licensing

Hours issued – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

How to obtain a Marriage Licence

Please note: Marriage Licenses are issued by the Municipality by appointment only by calling
705-753-2250.

Any person 18 years of age may marry in Ontario. No person under 16 years of age may marry. Any person who is 16 or 17 years of age may marry with written consent from his/her parents or legal guardians - please contact this office for details. Marriage Licenses can only be issued to the applicant or joint applicant.

Both parties must complete and sign the application - also available at the Municipal Office. Applicants are required to present two pieces of identification for each applicant. Applicants must provide a birth certificate and a piece of photo ID, or a valid passport. The fee for the license is $100.00 (cash or debit only).

 

Applicant forms:

Notice to Applicants
Requirements Respecting Marriage in Ontario
Marriage License Application (Marriage Act – Form 3)
Request for Marriage Certificate (for marriages which took place in Ontario only)
Assuming or unassuming a married name

For people who were divorced outside of Canada, please click on the link below for information about Certificates of Authentication from the Official Document Services of the Ministry of Government Services.

http://www.mgs.gov.on.ca/en/OffDoc/STEL02_046905.html

 


Marriage Ceremonies

The Municipality of West Nipissing also offers the service of performing marriage ceremonies; either at the Municipal Office or at another venue, as arranged.

The fee to be charged for the solemnization of a marriage by the Clerk is as follows:


Service: During normal office hours.
                For a marriage solemnized in the municipal office.
Fee:       $225.00

 

Service: During normal office hours.
                For a marriage solemnized outside of the municipal office.
Fee:       $250.00

 

Service: Outside of normal office hours.
                For a marriage solemnized outside of the municipal office.
Fee:       $250.00

 

For any inquiries or concerns, please contact:

Melanie Ducharme, Municipal Clerk / Planner
(705) 753-2250, ext 6926
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