If you wish to be married in Ontario, you must complete a Marriage license Application, signed by you and your future spouse. The application form must be submitted, with the appropriate identification, in person by one or both of you to the Municipal Office, 341 10th Street, Hanover, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. An appointment is not required. The fee for a marriage license is $125, payable by cash, cheque or debit card.
We've provided additional information on marriage license requirements to assist you in the process or you can visit Service Ontario.
Provided the information is complete and consistent documentation is provided, the license will be issued the same day, and is valid anywhere in Ontario for a period of three months from the date of issuance.
After the marriage ceremony, the officiate who performs the ceremony will mail your completed marriage license for registration to the Office of the Registrar General. Once the license has been registered, you may apply for a marriage certificate through Service Ontario, payable by credit card only.
If you choose to mail your application or pay by cheque or money order, hard copy Marriage Certificate Applications may be obtained at the Municipal Office.