Marriage Licences

A marriage licence may be obtained from:

Vital Statistics c/o Office of the City Clerk

Office of the City Clerk, Council Services
Suite 530 - 350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, Ontario, N9A 6S1


Contact Information:

For general information, call 311. Callers in the surrounding county can call 255-CITY (2489).
For detailed inquiries or to book an appointment, call (519) 255-6100 ext. 6139.

Fax: (519) 255-6868

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays)

Note: Marriage licences are issued between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you arrive later than 4:00 p.m., you may submit your application for pickup the following business day or schedule an appointment for another day.

Identification Required (2 pieces):

Bring two (2) original pieces of valid government issued identification from the list below for each applicant. One piece of identification must include your photo.

  • With Photo
    • Passport
    • Driver's Licence/Enhanced Driver's Licence
    • Photo Identifications (I.D.) Card
    • Citizenship Card
    • Permanent Resident Card
    • Nexus Card
    • Armed Forces I.D. Card
    • Native Status Card
    • Record of Immigration Landing
    • United States Green Card
  • Without Photo
    • Birth Certificate
    • Change of name Certificate
    • Immigration Status Papers (i.e. Record of Landing, Work Visa)

Photocopies are not accepted. Documents not in English must be translated by a certified translator.

If you need an interpreter, he/she will be required to show the licence issuer one (1) piece of valid photo identification.

Mailing Address:

  • Vital Statistics
    P.O. Box 1607
    Windsor, ON
    N9A 6S1
    Phone: (519) 255-6100 ext. 6139

General information

  • If divorced in Canada, please bring the original divorce certificate, divorce nisi, decree absolute or a certified court copy of divorce (not a photocopy).
  • If divorced outside of Canada, please contact our office at:
    (519) 255-6100, ext. 6139 or email for further requirements.
  • Prior to being married in the Province of Ontario, couples should be aware that a marriage must be solemnized under the authority of a Marriage Licence or the Publication of Banns.
  • A marriage licence expires 3 months from the date of issue and is valid for use anywhere in Ontario.
  • There is no waiting period once you obtain a marriage licence. You may get a licence right up until the same day of the wedding; however, if identification or documentation does not meet provincial requirements, there may be a delay in obtaining your marriage licence. To avoid disappointment, please allow sufficient time prior to your wedding day 
  • Persons of the same sex can obtain a marriage licence in Ontario.
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