Impacts of COVID-19 on programs and services:|
Town Administrative Offices are open for in-person services. Some staff will continue to work from home, so if you need to meet with a specific individual, we encourage you to call or email in advance to ensure their availability. Services will also continue to be available online or by phone – learn about our virtual services.
See the Town's COVID-19 page for more information.
Couples wishing to be married in Ontario may obtain their marriage licence from any municipal office that issues marriage licenses.
To make a marriage licence appointment, click on the link to the online Marriage Licence Application Form. The online Marriage Licence Application Form must be completed and signed by both parties to the marriage. If your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to schedule an appointment to receive your licence. If not approved, you will receive an email requesting more information.
If both applicants are unavailable to attend the appointment to obtain a marriage licence, only one applicant is required, however they will be required to show 2 pieces of identification for themselves and 2 pieces of identification for their partner.
The marriage licence fee is $130 (payable by cash, debit, Visa or MasterCard).
Licences must be obtained from the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury at 100 Dissette St. Units 7&8.
Identification: You must provide two pieces of government-issued identification for each person getting married. At least one piece of ID must include your photo. (Documents in a language other than English or French must be translated by a certified translator.)
Examples of government-issued identification are:
- 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
Minors: Applicants 16 or 17 years of age require parental consent. Contact our office for further details.
Canadian Divorce: If a previous marriage was dissolved or annulled within Canada, the original or court certified copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce must be submitted. A divorce judgment is not acceptable. Certified copies may be obtained from the court which granted the divorce. Photocopies are not acceptable, and all documents will be returned.
Foreign Divorce: If a divorce was granted outside of Canada, additional forms must be completed. Click on the "Getting Married in Ontario" link at right for additional information.
Interpreters: If you do not understand or read English, you must provide your own interpreter and they must provide identification.
Marriage ceremony: A marriage licence allows you to be married in Ontario. It is your responsibility to arrange the marriage ceremony of your choice. The Town of BWG does not perform marriage ceremonies.