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Marriage Licences

Thinking about getting married? In Ontario, you must have a marriage licence to legally start your new life together.

Ensure both you and your partner meet the criteria below, then:

a) visit the Administration Office at the Civic Centre OR

b) visit the Ontario Ministry of Government Services' website to obtain a marriage licence.

  1. You may want to download and print the marriage licence application form directly from the Ontario Ministry of Government Services' website, prior to your visit.
  2. Make sure both partners sign the application form before attending in person.
  3. Either partner may attend in person and make application.
  4. The marriage application form must be signed by both parties and presented with two pieces of original valid identification, as outlined below, for both parties in order for a marriage licence to be issued. Copies will not be accepted.
  5. If you and your partner have included all the required information, your marriage licence can usually be issued the day of your visit.
  6. A marriage licence is valid for 90 days from the date it was issued.

Marriage Licence Fee: $125 (HST Exempt)

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.

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.

Divorced in Canada

  • If you were divorced in Canada, you must provide the original or a court-certified copy of your certificate of divorce, or a final decree or final judgment. Photocopies will not be accepted.
  • A certified copy of your certificate of divorce may be obtained from the court office that granted the divorce.
  • All documents will be returned.

Divorced Outside of Canada

  • If you were divorced outside of Canada, you will need to provide certain documents to prove that you are no longer married.
  • You will need to send the following documents to Service Ontario
    • Marriage Application Form
    • Statement of Sole Responsibility
    • Legal Opinion Letter
    • Divorce Decree or Annulment
  • More information is available by visiting the Government of Ontario website or by calling 1-800-461-2156.

Solemnization - Civil Marriage

The Town of Kapuskasing offers civil marriage ceremonies for couples planning to have a non-religious ceremony. Performance of a civil marriage solemnization service.

Scheduling of civil marriage solemnization services shall be undertaken by means of completing the Request for Solemnization of Marriage Services form which is also available at the Civic Centre Administration Office. Upon completion of the request, the applicants shall arrange for a meeting with the person solemnizing the marriage to review the details pertaining to the marriage solemnization service.

Contact Tammy Fillion, Administrative Secretary to schedule your Civil Marriage. 

  • The cost to have the marriage solemnized is $ 350 + HST
  • The rental of a Civic Centre room shall be an additional cost, as per set rental fees
  • The cost for a rehearsal service is $100 + HST 
  • A travel fee of $0.60/km (roundtrip) will be applied for rehearsals and marriages taking place outside of Kapuskasing

Couples can choose from one of four ceremony scripts. You can also enhance the ceremony by adding your own personalized vows or other custom elements. All additions to the ceremony must be approved by the Marriage Officiant at the mandatory consultation meeting and cannot include religious elements due to the civil nature of the ceremony. 

Civil Ceremonies at Town Hall

The Town of Kapuskasing offers civil marriage ceremonies. Contact the Administrative Secretary for more information.

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