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Marriage Services - Civil Wedding Ceremonies and Marriage Officiants

Site: Halton

Record #: BTN4901
Last Full Update: 19 Sep 2022

Agency Information

Legal Status (30) Provincial Government

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) This listing gives an overview of laws related to celebrants for marriage services, and how to find officiants and civil wedding services 
Who Can Perform a Marriage in Ontario: 
Registered marriage officiants under the Marriage Act:  
* a person duly recognized by their religious body as entitled to perform religious marriages in Ontario 
* a person who belongs to, and is duly recognized as entitled to perform marriages by a band, First Nation, Métis or Inuit organization or community or Indigenous entity located in whole or in part in Ontario 
* to see if a person is registered with the Office of the Registrar General, see Government of Ontario website here 
Civil marriage officiants:  
* a municipal clerk and/or their delegate authorized to perform civil marriages in Ontario 
* a judge 
* an Ontario associate judge 
* an Ontario justice of the peace 
Civil Ceremonies at Municipal Offices (Town and City Halls): 
Only some municipal offices perform civil marriage ceremonies * in the Halton area, these include Oakville (see here), Mississauga (see here) and Toronto (see here
* municipal offices in Burlington, Hamilton, Milton or Halton Hills do not perform civil marriage ceremonies, however they can issue marriage licences 
Marriage Licences: 
Can be purchased from all city halls, town halls or municipal offices 
* for information on required documentation, see Government of Ontario website here, or contact local municipal offices 
* a marriage licence is valid for 3 months from the date it was issued 
For additional information, including age minimums and forms, see Government of Ontario website here
Hours Vary by program
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Varies by program
Application Varies by program
Languages English
Fees Service

Site Information

Located In Community Halton Region
Physical Access Not Applicable

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Topic Guides
HCSD Sub Heading Special Topics
Service Categories Wedding Related Services

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