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Ontario Marriage Licence Requirements

Getting Married in Niagara Falls, Canada? Niagara Parks is pleased to provide the licence requirements that you need for your special wedding day.

Ontario Marriage License Requirements


The fee for a license is $125.00 Canadian (Cash Only). The price is subject to change - call Niagara Falls City Hall (see contact information at bottom of page) in advance to verify.


Both parties MUST be 18 years of age or over to obtain a license. Applicants who are 16 or 17 years of age must have parental consent. No person under the age of 16 years may be married in Ontario, Canada.

Number of Applicants to Attend Before Issue

Both parties MUST complete and sign an application form. However, if BOTH parties are not able to go in to obtain the marriage license, one person may bring in the completed application form signed by both parties along with the two pieces of identification as specified below.


Applicants must provide two pieces of ORIGINAL identification such as a Birth Certificate, Driver's License or a Passport.

Period During Which License is Valid

A marriage license is valid anywhere in Ontario for a period of 3 months from the date of issuance.

Divorce or Annulment

If an applicant has been granted a divorce or an annulment in Canada, the applicant is to file with the Issuer the original or a court certified copy of their final divorce papers.

If an applicant has been granted a divorce or an annulment in a jurisdiction other than Canada, the applicant should speak to an issuer of marriage licenses to receive additional requirements.

Marriage licenses are issued between 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday except Canadian Holidays, at:

City Hall
Clerk's Department
4310 Queen Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Canada L2E 6X5
Telephone (905) 356-7521
Fax (905) 356-9083