Marriage Licences

Before getting married in Ontario, you must obtain a marriage licence. A marriage licence cannot be issued after a ceremony has taken place. Marriage licences are valid for a period of 90 days from the date of issue.

Obtaining a Marri​​age Licence during City Hall Closure

 

Previously, marriage licences were issued on an urgent or compassionate basis only. Starting July 27, the City is now accepting all applications. 

 

To obtain a marriage licence, please complete the following steps:

  1. Schedule your appointment: Click this link to schedule your appointment. You will receive a text and email confirmation for your appointment. If you do not receive these, then your appointment may not have been booked and you may wish to contact our office at marriage.licence@brampton.ca​ to confirm your booking. 
    Please note, for an optimal experience we recommend using Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari (Internet Explorer 11 is no longer supported). 
  2. Complete the aplication: Complete the marriage licence application, print it off, and ensure both applicants sign and date the application (digital signatures will not be accepted).
  3. Attend your scheduled appointment: Bring the completed and signed marriage licence application, along with all required identification and divorce documents (if applicable), to your scheduled appointment. Please review this entire webpage for all requirements, as a marriage licence cannot be issued if any required documentation is missing.

 

Appointment Availability

Please be advised that there are limited appointments available two days per week (Thursdays and Fridays) at this time. ​Walk-in appointments are not permitted. 

Anyone can schedule an appointment to obtain a marriage licence if they are getting married within 90 days and they have all the required documentation. All required documents must be brought to the appointment, along with the completed and signed application. If any required documentation is missing, a marriage licence cannot be issued. If identification documents are not in English, a certified translation must be provided, along with original documents.

Attending City Hall

Only one applicant may attend the appointment, and the appointment must be booked under the attending applicant's name. A security pre-screen will be conducted prior to the applicant entering City Hall. 

Health and Safety

All individuals attending City Hall are required to wear a non-medical facial mask or covering, which is now mandatory in Brampton's indoor public spaces. 

As part of the City's response to COVID-19, all health and safety precautions will be adhered to as recommended by Peel Public Health. Staff will be sanitizing the work area before and after an applicant's visit, and physical distancing markings will be in place for the safety of the applicant and staff. ​​​

 

​General Information about Applying for a Licence 

 

A marriage licence application form must be completed and signed by both the applicant and joint applicant. The application form must be submitted along with original supporting documents for both applicants.
 
During the City Hall closure, only one applicant may attend in person to obtain the marriage licence. Marriage licences can only be issued to the applicant or joint applicant. Provided all documentation is in order, the marriage licence is issued while you wait.

Location and Hours

During the City Hall closure, applicants who require a marriage licence must schedule an appointment to obtain a licence. Appointments are available on Thursdays and Fridays.

Fee

$150.00 - during the City Hall closure, only debit and credit card will be accepted (Visa, MasterCard and American Express).

Identification Requirements - Effective December 1, 2019

Applicants must each provide two (2) pieces of identification.  Each applicant must provide either:
  • Two (2) items from List 1 (Primary ID), or 
  • One (1) item from List 1 (Primary ID) and one (1) item from List 2 (Secondary ID)
At least one of the documents must contain a current photo. Health Cards, S.I.N. Cards, Study Permits and Work Permits will not be accepted.
All identification must be original and valid (i.e. not expired). First name, last name and birth dates must match on both pieces of identification. Middle names will only be added to the licence if it appears on the Primary piece of identification. Change of name certificates must also be provided if applicable. 

List 1 - Primary ID

(with written translation by a certified Canadian translator if not in English*)
  • Birth certificate
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Current, valid passport
  • Valid Canadian Government Refugee Document (with photo)​

List 2 - Secondary ID

(with written translation by a certified Canadian translator if not in English*)
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
  • Citizenship Card from any country
  • Drivers' Licence
  • Government issued photo card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Canadian Record of Immigrant Landing
* French Canadian government issued identification and divorce certificates will be accepted without English translation. No other French only documents will be accepted without certified translation.
 
The City of Brampton will only accept translated documents by Canadian certified translators who belong to a registered translation association within Canada. In Ontario, the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO) is the registered translation association.
 
Photocopies of identification will not be accepted. Documents laminated after issuance may not be accepted. If we are not confident of your age or identity, we may ask you for further proof. Please contact us if you are unsure if your ID is appropriate.

Minors

For applicants who are 16 and 17 years of age, parental consent is required. A form must be completed and signed by both parents/guardians. Forms are available at our office.

Interpreters

The person(s) being issued the licence must speak and read English competently, or otherwise must be accompani​ed by an interpreter. It is the applicants’ responsibility to provide an interpreter. Interpreters will be required to show identification and complete a declaration form. 

Divorce 

Canadian Divorce

The original or court certified copy of the Certificate of Divorce is required. Photocopies will not be accepted. Originals or court certified copies may be obtained from the court which granted the divorce, and will be returned to you. A judgement or Court Order (Divorce Order) issued by the Court will not be accepted – a Certificate of Divorce is required.

Foreign Divorce

Further information is available from our office and at Service Ontario.

Expired Licences

The Province of Ontario has extended the expiry date for marriage licences issued from December 1, 2019, until the end of the declaration of emergency due to COVID-19 is announced. Licences issued during this period are still valid and can be used for up to two years  after the end of the declaration of emergency. For more information please visit Service Ontario.

Further Information

Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 905-874-2101 for more information.