Marriage Licences and Ceremonies

Municipality

Leamington’s Marriage Licence Application is now digital! Complete your application, upload your documents, pay online and a Customer Service Representative will be in contact with you to schedule a Marriage Licence pick-up appointment.

Please note that Marriage Licence pick-ups will only be scheduled on Fridays during regular office hours. Marriage Licences are non-refundable

Before you get started, be sure to have the following documents on hand:

  • Certificate(s) of Divorce, if applicable.
  • Valid Authorization to Remarry (Foreign Divorce Authorization), if applicable.
  • Two pieces of valid identification for each applicant. One piece of identification must include a photo. See chart below.

With photo:

Without photo:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Ontario Photo Card
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Canadian Armed Forces Identification Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status Card
  • Canadian Permanent Resident Card
  • NEXUS Card
  • Change of Name Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Change of Name Certificate
  • Canadian Immigration Status Papers (i.e. Record of Landing)

Apply for a Marriage Licence

Marriage Licence Validity 

  • All marriage licences are valid for a period of 3 months (90 days) from date of issue.
  • Licences issued between December 1, 2019 and July 24, 2020 are still valid and can be used until July 24, 2022.

  • Licences issued between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 are still valid and can be used until February 10, 2023.

  • Licences issued between January 1, 2021 and June 4, 2021 are still valid and can be used until June 4, 2023.

  • Licences issued between November 1, 2021 and February 24, 2022 are still valid and can be used until February 24, 2024.

Important:

  • These licences will only be valid if neither of the applicants changed their name or marital status since the licence was issued.

  • The validity period for foreign divorce authorizations issued by the Office of the Registrar General has also been extended for the same duration as the extended marriage licence validity periods noted above.

  •  The validity period for marriage licences issued between July 25, 2020 and September 30, 2020 has not been extended.

For more information about extended marriage licence validity, please visit Service Ontario's website.

Civil Wedding Ceremonies 

The Municipality of Leamington conducts Civil Ceremonies.

Current fees (including 13% HST) are as follows:

  • During office hours - $276.85
  • During office hours (other than English) - $327.70
  • After office hours and/or off site - $367.25
  • Mileage costs beyond Leamington’s boundary - $0.58 per kilometer
  • Civil Wedding Ceremony Requirements

Photo Session - Gallery Rental

The Municipality of Leamington will offer the Gallery at the Leamington Municipal Building for photo session rentals after office hours and on weekends. Two-hour sessions are subject to availability and approval Monday through Friday 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, and on Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. View our photo session page for more information. 

Current fees (including 13% HST) are as follows:

  • After office hours - $226.00

Marriage Certificates

You may apply for a marriage certificate from Service Ontario six to eight weeks after your marriage ceremony. There are two ways to apply:

Before you Get Married

For a list of religious officials authorized to perform marriages in Ontario as well as other important information, visit Service Ontario's Getting Married.

Name Change

After your marriage, you may apply to change your last name through Service Ontario.

Contact(s)

© 2020 The Municipality of Leamington 111 Erie Street North, Leamington, Ontario N8H 2Z9

Phone: 519-326-5761
Fax: 519-326-2481
Email: General Information

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