Marriages and Weddings

Looking to obtain a marriage license or book a civil wedding in Tillsonburg? Information can be found here.

Apply for a Marriage Licence

Before you get married, you need to apply for a marriage licence. Marriage licences are issued at the Customer Service Centre located at 10 Lisgar Ave, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The cost for a marriage licence is $130. Payment can be made by cash or by Interac.

The Marriage Licence Application Form must be completed and signed by both parties to the marriage. 

One of the applicants must be present to purchase a marriage licence.  If only one person is attending, two original pieces of government issued identification must be provided for both parties.

Individuals applying for a marriage licence must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Applicants between the ages of 16 and 17 require parental consent. Parental Consent Forms can only be signed during regular office hours. For more information please contact the Customer Service Centre at 519-688-3009.

Two pieces of original government issued identification must be provided for each applicant when an application is submitted for a marriage licence.
Only original pieces of identification will be accepted. Birth certificates are preferred. A baptism certificate, driver's licence or valid passport will be accepted if a birth certificate is not available.

If one or both of the applicants applying for a marriage licence has been divorced and the divorce was granted in Canada, the original or a certified true copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce must be provided. Divorce judgments will not be accepted. 

Divorces granted outside of Canada require Registrar General authorization. Contact Service Ontario for more information.

If one or both of the applicants are widowed, a copy of the death certificate is required.

Once a marriage licence has been issued, it is valid for a period of three months. Upon expiry, a new marriage licence would need to be obtained. No refunds can be provided for marriage licences issued.

Civil Wedding Ceremony

As provided for under the authority given by the Government of Ontario and in accordance with the Ontario Marriage Act, the Municipal Clerk and Deputy Clerk may solemnize Civil Marriages.

Officiant services are held in the Council Chambers:

  • offered Monday to Friday
  • services may be scheduled any time between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • services are not available on the second and fourth Monday of the month due to Council meetings (unless otherwise posted)

Officiants may also conduct ceremonies at a different location, and/or outside of regular business hours upon request. 

  • Ceremony held in Council Chambers - $250 (+HST)
  • Ceremony held at another location - $300 (+HST)
  • Per Witness (Only available in Council Chambers) - $25/witness (+HST)
  • Travel Outside of Town limits - current mileage rate
  • Marriage Licence - $135

The Civil Wedding Fee includes a pre-consultation with the officiant, use of Council Chambers (if taking place on-site), registration of the Civil Wedding ceremony, preparation of the Record of Solemnization and submission of the completed Marriage Licence to the Registrar General.

The Civil Wedding Information Package includes:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Ceremony Guidelines
  • Ceremony Options
  • Pre-Ceremony Information Questionnaire
  • Booking Agreement

To book a Civil Wedding Ceremony, please complete the on-line Civil Marriage Services Booking Form, or contact the Clerk's Office at 519-688-3009 Ext. 4041. 

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