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Town of BWG offices are closed until further notice and therefore we are temporarily unable to provide any service that requires in-person consultation or signatures including the issuing of marriage licences. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Couples wishing to be married in Ontario may obtain their marriage licence from any municipal office that issues marriage licenses. A Marriage Licence Application Form (link at right) must be completed and signed by both parties to the marriage.
The marriage licence fee is $130 (payable by cash, debit, Visa or MasterCard).
Please call in advance to make an appointment to obtain your marriage licence: 905-775-5366.
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.