Thinking about getting married? In Ontario, you must have a marriage licence to legally start your new life together.
To get a marriage licence, you will need to bring two (2) pieces of government-issued identification for each person getting married. One piece of identification must include your photo.
A person under the age of 16 is not permitted to marry in the Province of Ontario.
The Town of Kapuskasing issues marriage licences to all eligible couples. Same-sex couples have been receiving marriage licences since June 11, 2003, following the June 10, 2003 Ontario Court of Appeal decision making same-sex marriages legal in Ontario.
A marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for three months after its issue date. If you plan to marry outside of the province or the country, be sure to verify the requirements for the appropriate jurisdiction.
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There are no limitations on citizenship or residency when applying for a marriage licence in Ontario.
The Town of Kapuskasing performs the solemnization of marriage with the authority of a marriage licence. For the performance of a civil marriage solemnization service and/or the rental of a Civic Centre room, please click here.
Scheduling of civil marriage solemnization services shall be undertaken by means of completing the Request for Solemnization of Marriage Services form which is available at the Civic Centre Administration Office. Upon completion of the request, the applicants shall arrange for a meeting with the Municipal Clerk to review the details pertaining to the marriage solemnization service.
Marriage licence application forms may be downloaded from the Ministry of Government Service website, or picked-up in person at the Administration Office, Civic Centre.
The Town of Kapuskasing offers civil marriage ceremonies. Contact the Municipal Clerk for more information.