Marriage Licence

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Marriage Licences

Marriage Licence Applications will be processed for Oxford County residents only until further notice and only one week prior to the event.

As we enter stage 2 of Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen, individuals wishing to apply for a marriage licence will be required to book an appointment with the Clerks Department. If you want to book an appointment or have questions please contact The City of Woodstock at 519-539-1291. Once you have set a day and time to meet with staff please submit your form using the online marriage licence application. If you use the online application without first contacting City Hall your application will not be processed.

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Marriage licences are issued at city hall for $125 effective January 1, 2021.  Marriage licenses take 24 hours to process.  You can apply for one or pick one up between 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and  2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. 

Marriage licence application


You and your spouse must both provide 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

Waiting period

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.

Previous marriages

Divorced in Canada

You must provide the original or a certified copy of a:

  • Final decree or judgment
  • Certificate of divorce

Divorced outside Canada

Registrar General authorization is required. Contact the city clerk's office for details.


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 city clerk's office for additional information.

One party present

Either the bride or groom must be present to purchase a marriage licence. If only one person is attending, identification must be provided for both parties.

The application must be completed, signed and dated by both parties.

Contact the city clerk's office for additional information.

Getting married at city hall

You can have a civil ceremony in council chambers at city hall.

Getting married at Woodstock City Hall


Contact Us

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Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
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