The Corporate Services Department issues Marriage Licences and Certificates, and provides Wedding Officiants for civil/non-denominational marriages.

How to apply for a Marriage Licence?

You can apply for a marriage licence in-person at the Town Hall. Please note, you must make an appointment to have your licence issued.  Please call Town Hall to request an appointment. If you do not make an appointment, we cannot guarantee the availability of a licence issuer.

Marriage licences can be issued a no more than ninety (90) days in advance of your intended date of marriage. You may download the Marriage Licence or Marriage Certificate forms by clicking on the links below. These forms can also be acquired in person at Town Hall. At least one of the two individuals getting married must submit the application-in person. 

The fee for a marriage licence is $100.00 for residents and $125.00 for non-residents (payable by cash, cheque or interac). 

Marriage Licence Application
Marriage Certificate Application

Identification Requirements

Two (2) original pieces of identification are required for each of the parties (photocopies are not accepted) as follows:

  • Birth certificate
  • Valid passport
  • Valid driver's licence
  • Canadian citizenship card
  • Canadian government refugee travel document
  • United States green card
  • Indigenous status card
  • Permanent residency card or record of immigrant landing
  • Ontario Photo Card
  • Citizenship card from any country
  • Firearms Acquisition Certificate (FAC)
  • Possession & Acquisition Licence (PAL)

We cannot accept Ontario health cards or social insurance number (SIN) cards as valid forms of identification.

 
Divorce Documents Requirements

When an Applicant has been divorced and the Divorce was granted in Canada, the original or a Court Certified Copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce is required.  A Copy can only be certified by the Court in which the Applicant was divorced (a photocopy will not be accepted).  In the case of a Divorce granted in Quebec, the Divorce Judgment will only be accepted if it was issued before 1986.

Any divorce(s) granted outside of Canada requires special authorization from the Province BEFORE the marriage licence application can be processed by the municipal licensing officer. If the Divorce was granted outside of Canada, please consult the Clerk's Division for further details. The process of applying for and receiving the necessary authorization may result in a delay in the issuance of the Marriage Licence.

When an Applicant has been divorced and the Divorce was granted in Canada, the original or a Court Certified Copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce is required.  A Copy can only be certified by the Court in which the Applicant was divorced (a photocopy will not be accepted).  In the case of a Divorce granted in Quebec, the Divorce Judgment will only be accepted if it was issued before 1986.

Any divorce(s) granted outside of Canada requires special authorization from the Province BEFORE the marriage licence application can be processed by the municipal licensing officer. If the Divorce was granted outside of Canada, please consult the Clerk's Division for further details. The process of applying for and receiving the necessary authorization may result in a delay in the issuance of the Marriage Licence.

When an Applicant has been divorced and the Divorce was granted in Canada, the original or a Court Certified Copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce is required.  A Copy can only be certified by the Court in which the Applicant was divorced (a photocopy will not be accepted).  In the case of a Divorce granted in Quebec, the Divorce Judgment will only be accepted if it was issued before 1986.

Any divorce(s) granted outside of Canada requires special authorization from the Province BEFORE the marriage licence application can be processed by the municipal licensing officer. If the Divorce was granted outside of Canada, please consult the Clerk's Division for further details. The process of applying for and receiving the necessary authorization may result in a delay in the issuance of the Marriage Licence.

Divorce Documents Required

When an Applicant has been divorced and the Divorce was granted in Canada, the original or a Court Certified Copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce is required.  A Copy can only be certified by the Court in which the Applicant was divorced (a photocopy will not be accepted).  In the case of a Divorce granted in Quebec, the Divorce Judgment will only be accepted if it was issued before 1986.

Any divorce(s) granted outside of Canada requires special authorization from the Province BEFORE the marriage licence application can be processed by the municipal licensing officer. If the Divorce was granted outside of Canada, please consult the Clerk's Division for further details. The process of applying for and receiving the necessary authorization may result in a delay in the issuance of the Marriage Licence.

Divorce Documents Required

When an Applicant has been divorced and the Divorce was granted in Canada, the original or a Court Certified Copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce is required.  A Copy can only be certified by the Court in which the Applicant was divorced (a photocopy will not be accepted).  In the case of a Divorce granted in Quebec, the Divorce Judgment will only be accepted if it was issued before 1986.

Any divorce(s) granted outside of Canada requires special authorization from the Province BEFORE the marriage licence application can be processed by the municipal licensing officer. If the Divorce was granted outside of Canada, please consult the Clerk's Division for further details. The process of applying for and receiving the necessary authorization may result in a delay in the issuance of the Marriage Licence.

Who can marry us?

A religious marriage can be performed by a member of a recognized religious organization authorized to perform marriages in Ontario under the Marriage Act.

A civil marriage ceremony can be performed by a Justice of the Peace, Municipal Clerk or their Designate appointed as Marriage Commissioner.

Wedding Officiants

Are you looking for an experienced Wedding Officiant to make your wedding ceremony the best? If so, look no further. The Township of South Stormont has Marriage Officiants on staff, who have been performing civil marriage ceremonies since 2016. We also have contracted the services of Denise Labelle-Gelinas, a retired City Clerk and Marriage Commissioner.

If you would like to book one of our officiants, please contact Loriann Harbers.

About our Ceremonies

Ceremonies can be conducted in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 2 Mille Roches Road, Long Sault during business hours.  Alternatively, we are available to perform the ceremony at the location of your choice during evenings and weekends.

Your wedding should be a customized ceremony, reflecting who you are as individuals and as a couple. To do this, the Officiant will meet with you to discuss the details of your special day and to get to know you a little better. Although every effort is made to accommodate last-minute requests, there can be situations in which demand regrettably exceeds availability. To avoid disappointment, couples are encouraged to reserve their wedding date with an Officiant well in advance.

Our Officiants are happy to accommodate any special requests you would like to incorporate into your ceremony, such as personalized scripts, poems, readings, etc. If you require a biligual or french only ceremony, please contact Denise Labelle-Gelinas at 613-362-0537. Two witnesses are required and must be fourteen (14) years of age or older. Photographs and videos are permitted during the ceremony. Please respect the facilities and do not celebrate with rice or confetti in the Council Chambers, Community Hall, parking lot, entrance or surrounding public areas including sidewalks. Alcohol or stimulants are not to be used by the celebrants or their witnesses prior to or during the ceremony. If the Officiant believes that alcohol or other stimulants have been used, the ceremony will not proceed.