Marriage Licences

Marriage Licences

Marriage licence paper application

Service at a Glance

Are you getting married?

All you need to know about types of marriages, getting married outside of Ontario, changing your last name and more.

How do I apply for a marriage licence?

You will need to complete a marriage licence form and submit it in person, along with the application fee to a Municipal Service Centre.

What are the requirements for applying for a marriage licence?

To get a marriage licence you must:

  • show two pieces of original I.D for both you and your future spouse. If your documents are not in English, an authorized translator must be present.
  • if you were previously married, you must show original proof of your divorce.
Civil Marriage Ceremonies

The City of Hamilton offers civil marriage ceremonies to couples looking to have a simple, non-religious marriage ceremony or vow renewal at Hamilton City Hall.