April 2021 update: As a result of the April 8, 2021 province wide stay-at-home order issued by the Government of Ontario, we are unable to issue marriage licences until further notice.

We issue licences for people getting married in Ontario. A marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in the Province of Ontario for a period of 3 months from the date of issue.

Application process
  1. Both applicants must complete, print and sign an online marriage licence application
  2. Town Staff will follow-up with an email to collect the required documentation and payment online as well as set-up an appointment. Note: Appointments at this time are limited, subject to change and cannot be guaranteed issuance of a licence
  3. Applicant(s) attending the appointment will also be required to submit an electronic COVID-19 screening form prior to entering Town Hall
  4. Original identification and supporting documents for both parties are still required at the appointment
  5. Applicants 16 or 17 years of age require parental consent before applying
  6. The fee is $155.00 (cash, debit, credit card)
  7. Complete applications will take approximately 30 minutes to process. And when issued, the licence is valid for 90 days
    1. If you do not understand or read English, you must provide your own interpreter and they must provide identification
    2. There are no residency or citizenship requirements in Ontario
Supporting documents and ID

Two pieces of identification must be provided for both individuals. Expired or photocopied identification is not acceptable.

Ontario health cards and social insurance number (SIN) cards are not acceptable forms of identification to obtain a marriage licence.

Any two of the following pieces of identification are accepted, provided at least one contains a current photo and signature:

  • Birth certificate
  • Valid passport
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Canadian citizenship card
  • Canadian government refugee travel document
  • United States green card
  • Native status card
  • Permanent residency card or record of immigrant landing
  • Ontario photo card
  • Citizenship card from any country

 

Divorced applicants 
  • If a previous marriage was dissolved or annulled within Canada, the original or court certified copy of the “Certificate of Divorce” or “Decree Absolute” must be submitted
  • A “Divorce Judgement” or “Divorce Order” is not acceptable. Certified copies are obtained from the Court who granted the divorce
  • If a divorce was granted outside of Canada, please refer to the Service Ontario document titled Requirements Respecting Marriage in Ontario under section headed “authorization”
Marriage certificate

You apply for a marriage certificate through the Government of Ontario.

Officiant and civil marriages

Town of Huntsville does not perform civil marriage services.

Here is a list of registered religious officials is published by the Government of Ontario (search Huntsville or Port Sydney) 

Venues in Huntsville

While you're inquiring about licences, check out our weddings page that offers some superb options for venues to rent for your big day.