Marriage Licence Requirements

Age Requirement

  • You must be at least 16 years old to marry in Ontario.
  • If you are under 18 years old you must get written consent from both of your parents. Other restrictions may apply. Consent forms are available in the Vital Statistics Office of the City of Greater Sudbury.

Required Identification

To get a Marriage Licence, each person getting married must provide:

  • Birth Certificate, including any change of name certificate, or
  • Valid Passport.

You must also provide an original of one of the following documents:

  • Record of Immigrant Landing,
  • Canadian Citizenship Card,
  • Valid Driver’s Licence,
  • Ontario Photo Card.

Please note: Ontario Health Cards and Social Insurance Number (SIN) Cards are not accepted for this purpose.  There are no residency or citizenship requirements and neither blood tests nor medical certificates are required.

Previous Marriages

If you have been divorced within Canada, you must provide the original Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute, or a certified true copy of the same from the Court in which the divorce was granted. The Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute will be returned to the applicant. Visit the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General for a full list of Ontario Court addresses.

If you have been divorced outside Canada, please contact the Vital Statistics Office for further instructions.