Getting your Marriage Licence

Booking your Appointment 

Marriage Licences are issued from the Vital Statistics Office of Clerk’s Services, 2nd Floor, Tom Davies Square, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury and Citizen Services Centres between the hours of 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday by appointment only.

To book your appointment to get your Marriage Licence at City Hall please use our online booking system or call 3-1-1.  If you wish to obtain a Marriage Licence at a Citizen Service Centre please contact the Centre directly.

One or both of the applicants must attend in person in order to obtain a Marriage Licence. Applicants must complete, save and print the online Marriage Licence Application Form.  Applicants must bring the completed Marriage Licence Application Form, signed by both applicants, and the required documents with them to their appointment.

Please allow 20 minutes to process your application.

Marriage Certificates

Couples must wait about 10 weeks after the marriage ceremony to request the marriage certificate from the Province of Ontario. The province does not send the certificate automatically. This is the legal record of the marriage. The couple must initiate the request for a marriage certificate by visiting the Service Ontario website.

Civil Marriage Ceremonies at City Hall

Did you know that the City of Greater Sudbury performs civil marriage ceremonies? Visit the Civil Marriage Ceremonies page to find out what you need to know to plan yours.

For more information:

Contact the Vital Statistics Assistant at 705-674-4455, ext. 2467.


Office of the Registrar General
P.O. Box 4600
189 Red River Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6L8
Toll-free: 1-800-461-2156
Fax: 807-343-7459                             

Please note that all marriage licences are issued in accordance with the Marriage Act and the rules and guidelines set out by the Office of the Registrar General.