Couples wishing to get married in the Province of Ontario require a valid marriage licence, which can be purchased from the Town of Innisfil.

Apply for a marriage licence

Follow the steps below to apply for a marriage licence with the Town:

  1. We are currently only accepting online applications. To apply for a marriage licence, complete our online Marriage Licence Request Form. You will be required to provide a completed licence application form and two pieces of government-issued identification (ID) for each person getting married. One piece of ID must include your photo. Examples of government ID include:
    1. Birth certificate, including any change of name certificates if applicable
    2. Valid passport
    3. Record of immigrant landing
    4. Canadian Citizenship Card
    5. Valid driver's licence
    6. Valid Ontario Photo Card
  2. Our staff will follow up with any questions or to make an appointment for you to pick up your completed marriage licence at Town Hall. Only one applicant must be present to pick up the licence.
  3. At your appointment, please bring a cash or debit payment for the non-refundable marriage licence fee of $155.00 (HST included). We do not accept cheques.

Age requirements

You need to be at least 16 years old to get married in Ontario. If you are under 18, you will need written consent from both your parents. Contact us for further information or for consent forms.

Marriage after divorce

If a previous marriage was dissolved or annulled within Canada, you must submit your original or certified copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce to the Town. You can get a certified copy from the courts. We return these documents to you immediately.

If a previous marriage was dissolved or annulled outside of Canada, you must obtain authorization from the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services before getting a marriage licence.

Licence expiry

Marriage licences are typically valid anywhere in Ontario for three months, or 90 days, from the date it was issued. You must give the licence to the marriage officiant prior to the ceremony. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the provincial government has extended the expiry date for most marriage licences distributed in 2020 and 2021.

Marriage certificates

You can obtain your marriage certificate from Service Ontario about 12 weeks after the date of your ceremony. The document you receive at the ceremony from your officiant is your Record of Solemnization of Marriage. It includes the couple's names, date of marriage and names of your witnesses, but it is not a marriage certificate or legal record.

Civil marriage ceremonies

The Town offers civil marriage ceremony services for those looking for a simple, non-religious ceremony. We conduct ceremonies at Innisfil Town Hall within Council Chambers or at the outdoor gazebo at Town Hall. With arrangements made by the couple, our officiants can also attend private venues and residences. Ceremonies are available on Fridays and Saturdays.

COVID-19 policies

Ceremonies are held according to gathering guidelines set out by the Province of Ontario and local health units. It is your responsibility to review and understand all current COVID-19 health restrictions prior to planning your wedding day. This currently includes:

  • Mandatory face masks or coverings required at all indoor public spaces
  • Physical distancing of at least two metres between anyone living in separate households
  • Following the permitted number of guests and gathering limits at each venue

Request a civil marriage ceremony

To request a civil marriage ceremony with the Town, please complete our online Civil Marriage Ceremony Request Form. We are currently only accepting online applications. Our staff will respond with any questions or next steps after we receive your application.

Fees and charges

Our civil marriage ceremony fees and charges include:

  • Civil Marriage Ceremony: $333.00 + HST
  • Rehearsal: $84.00 + HST
  • Renewal of Vows: $107.00 + HST
  • Travel outside of Innisfil: $59.00 + HST

Additional facility fees may apply to bookings held outside of typical Town office hours of Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.