Marriage Licence

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Marriage Licence Applications

Marriage licence applications will be accepted online or in person. The licence fee is $125 payable by cash or debit. It takes 24 hours from the time the application has been received to process the marriage licence application.

Please contact us at 519-539-1291 to ensure your licence is ready and that the necessary staff are available prior to coming in to pick up your licence.

Wedding licenses will not be issued after 4 p.m.

Identification Requirement

You and your partner must both provide two (2) pieces of identification:

  • Government-issued birth certificate, including any change of name certificates.
  • Valid Passport
  • Record of immigrant landing
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Valid Driver's license
  • Valid Ontario Photo Card

Proof of Previous Marriages

If you were divorced in Canada, you must provide the original or a certified copy of a:

  • Final decree or judgment
  • Certificate of divorce

If you were divorced outside Canada, Registrar General authorization is required. Contact the Clerks Department for details.

If you are a Widow / Widower no proof of the death is required.

Age Restrictions

If you are 16 or 17 years of age, parental consent must be obtained before a marriage licence will be issued. Proof of age must be provided. Contact the Clerks Department for additional information.

Picking up the Marriage Licence

Either party or both can be present to purchase and pickup a marriage licence. If only one person is attending, identification must be provided for both parties. 

Marriage licences are valid immediately once issued. You have 3 months from the date of issue to have the marriage performed before the licence expires.

If your licence expires, another licence must be purchased. There are no refunds for issued marriage licences.

Getting Married at City Hall

Cost: $282.50 taxes included for the use of Council Chambers and the officiate.  A non-refundable deposit of $141.25 taxes included is required upon booking. (This fee does not include the cost of the marriage licence).

Where: Marriage ceremonies will take place in Council Chambers at Woodstock City Hall, located at 500 Dundas Street.

Officiate: The City Clerk, Deputy Clerk or Wedding Officiate, will perform civil ceremonies on Mondays and Fridays only between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. or between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Witnesses: You must provide your own witnesses for the ceremony. There is no minimum age requirements for a witness, however, it is suggested they should be at least sixteen (16) years of to be able to understand and appreciate what is taking place and if necessary give evidence of such at a later date if required. 

If you are unable to provide witnesses the Clerks Department will help provide witnesses for you at a cost of $56.50, taxes included.

Wedding Information Booklet 

Outdoor Weddings in Woodstock Parks

The City of Woodstock has many beautiful parks to host your wedding ceremony, the most popular being the gazebo in Southside Park. Please complete the online application form to reserve one of our outdoor park spaces for your special day.

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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