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Public Comments

Having a document signed by a Commissioner of Oaths is different from having it notarized

  • the City provides commissioning services, for a fee, but does not provide notary services
  • if a Notary Public is required, see Yellow pages under "Notaries Public"

Contact Information

Office Phone Office of the City Clerk 905-335-7677 ext 7481
Toll Free Phone 1-877-213-3609
Fax 905-335-7675
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Primary Contact Smanatha Yew, Acting City Clerk; Email:

Agency Information

Description (Agency)

The City of Burlington Office of the City Clerk manages:

  • Committee Services
  • Council Services
  • Marriage Licences
  • Commissioner of Oaths

The Office of the City Clerk is governed by provincial legislation (the Municipal Act, Municipal Elections Act and Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act)

Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding City / Town

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Committee Services

  • provide information to citizens with respect to council and committee procedures, policies and decisions
  • prepare and distribute standing committee agendas and council information packages
  • prepare and give notice as required under the Planning Act and the Ontario Heritage Act
  • record and prepare minutes of standing committee meetings
  • provide administrative support to City Council and its local citizen committees
  • receive applications for volunteer membership on local boards and committees and maintain records for the Committees
  • maintain and update property assessment records
  • provide in-house digital copy and mail services

Council Services

  • manage and maintain City records including by-laws
  • respond to inquiries under Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
  • provide administrative support to the six ward councillors
  • act on behalf of the Registrar General for the registration of deaths (blank medical certificates available) and issuing marriage licences
  • conduct municipal elections in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act
  • administer group home registrations and renewals
  • provide Commissioner of Oaths services

Marriage Licences

  • a marriage licence may be obtained not more than 90 days prior to your wedding
  • a birth certificate or current passport along with a valid driver's licence or picture Health Card is required as identification
  • Marriage License Online Quick Pass can be submitted prior to going to City Hall
  • completed application must be printed and signed by both parties
  • one of the applicants must be present to have the licence issued
  • a divorced person must provide an original or certified copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce
  • if your marriage was dissolved or annulled outside of Canada, authorization from the Registrar General's Office is required before a licence can be issued
  • contact the Office of the City Clerk for more information

Commissioner of Oaths

  • a document can be signed before a Commissioner of Oaths for a fee
  • available by appointment only
  • for more information see here
  • Note: signature by Commissioner of Oaths is different from having it notarized (to find a Notary Public see Yellow Pages under "Notaries Public")

Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Commissioner of Oaths Service (by appointment only) Tue and Thu, 9 am-12 noon

Areas Served Burlington
Boundaries City of Burlington Representative Locator uses address search to find individual's City and Regional Councillor, school board trustee, Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) and federal Member of Parliament (MP)
Eligibility No restrictions

Contact for information

Apply for marriage licence appointment online

Languages English
Fees Service - vary with the documentation and service; call for more information

Site Information

Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Burlington City Hall
426 Brant St
Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
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Intersection Brant St and James St
Mailing Address PO Box 5013 
Burlington City Hall 
426 Brant St 
Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
Physical Access Fully Accessible ;

City Hall is accessible to people who use personal mobility devices

  • assistive listening devices are available to use in Council Chambers
  • City of Burlington documents can be made available in alternative formats upon request
  • communication supports are available upon request
  • contact to request other accessibility related accommodation

Agency Overview

Services at this Location

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