Getting Married

Congratulations on your forthcoming marriage!

Thank you for your continued patience during this time. As we begin to re-open Town Hall, marriage licences will be available starting August 4 by appointment only

To assist in limiting the amount of people accessing the Town Hall at this time, we kindly ask that only residents of Collingwood and Clearview Township apply for a marriage licence with us. Should you not reside in Collingwood or Clearview Township, please contact your local municipality to obtain a licence.

Once you have completed the required application form, please forward it to clerk@collingwood.ca with any supporting documentation if previously divorced and a copy of your government issued identification. A Clerk Services representative will be in touch with you shortly after receiving your application to review your application and arrange an appointment to pick up your marriage license and make payment at the Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood. 

What you need to apply for a marriage licence.
To get married in Ontario you must first apply for a marriage licence. The information below will assist you in completing the application process. Please visit the ServiceOntario website for the most up-to-date information at https://www.ontario.ca/page/getting-married.

  1. The fee for a marriage licence is $130.00, payable at time of pick-up.
     
  2. An appointment is required to pick-up a marriage licence with all required documents to be emailed to clerk@collingwood.ca ahead of the scheduled pick-up date. Only one of the applicants are permitted to attend Town Hall when picking up the marriage licence. Should you need to cancel your appointment, please contact us prior to 9:00 a.m. the day of your scheduled appointment.
     
  3. A Marriage Licence Application Form must be completed, signed and dated by both applicants. Digital signatures are currently being accepted on the application form.
     
  4. A copy of two (2) pieces of government-issued identification for each person getting married are required to be submitted along with the application form.  One piece of identification must include your photo. Please bring original identification for both persons getting married with you when you pick up your marriage licence. Examples of government-issued identification: government-issued birth certificate, including any change of name certificates; valid passport; record of immigrant landing; Canadian Citizenship Card; valid driver’s licence; valid Ontario Photo Card.
     
  5. If either applicant has been divorced in Canada, a scanned copy of the original or court-certified true copy of the Certificate of Divorce (Form 36B) or Decree Absolute is also required to be submitted with your marriage licence application. A Divorce Judgement is not acceptable. If you are unable to locate the required documentation, please contact the court where the divorce took place. Please bring the original document with you when you pick up your marriage licence.
     
  6. For divorces issued outside of Canada please refer to the ServiceOntario - getting married website. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk's Department at clerk@collingwood.ca .
     
  7. On the marriage licence application form, please ensure that your mother’s maiden name is provided, and your actual street/911 address is provided (not PO Box or RR#). If either party lives on a CANADIAN ARMED FORCES BASE, please provide both room and barracks numbers when providing your address.
     
  8. The marriage licence application form requires the intended location where the ceremony will be performed, along with the Municipality (city, town/township) and County/District. Please make sure that your intended date of marriage is within 90 days of submitting your marriage licence application form, as the Marriage Licence is valid throughout Ontario for a period of three months from the date of issuance.

    If you were issued a licence between December 1, 2019 and the date in which the State of Emergency was declared by the Province, those specific marriage licences will be valid for up to 24 months from the date it was issued. Please visit ServiceOntario for more details.
     

  9. The completed marriage licence application form, a copy of your government issued identification for each person getting married, and any required supporting documents (should either of you ben divorced) are to be emailed to clerk@collingwood.ca. A Clerk Services representative will be in touch with you shortly after receiving your application to arrange an appointment to pick up your marriage license and make payment at the Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood.

Looking to get married at Town Hall?

The Town of Collingwood will be offering civil marriage ceremonies starting September 4, 2020. Civil marriage ceremonies are held in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall on Fridays only and are intended for small civil marriage ceremonies. Ceremonies are currently limited to ten (10) people from the same household or social circle. The cost for a ceremony is $225.00 payable on the day of the ceremony. 

For more information and/or to inquire about availability of an officiant, please contact us at clerk@collingwood.ca.


After you are married.
Once you are married, you can apply for your marriage certificate from the Registrar General. Please visit ServiceOntario - Getting Married for more information.