Marriage Licence


Every marriage in Ontario requires a marriage licence before the actual ceremony takes place. Visit for full information about marriage licences and to get the documents needed if you plan to marry in Ontario.

Marriage licences can be issued by appointment with Service Barrie. For fastest service, please call 705-726-4242 with any inquiries or to book an appointment.

Licences are issued at a cost of $145 (payable by cash, money order, certified cheque, VISA, MasterCard, or debit card). A marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for a period of three (3) months from the date of issue. Requirements to apply:

  • A current passport (which includes a photo) or an original birth certificate PLUS one piece of photo I.D. (driver's licence, health card, etc.) for both applicants. Original copies of identification are required. 
  • Applicants 16 or 17 years of age require parental consent.
  • A completed application form with original signatures for both parties. Applications can be downloaded at​

There are no medical certificates, residency or citizenship requirements.

Marriage Certificates

Applications for marriage certificates (a copy of a marriage licence) can be submitted online at

Marriage Ceremonies

A religious marriage ceremony may be performed by a person who is registered under the Marriage Act to perform religious marriages in Ontario. A civil marriage may be performed by a judge, a justice of the peace or a Municipal Clerk and/or their designate. The City of Barrie's City Clerk does not perform marriage ceremonies. Check to access lists of religious officials who are registered to perform marriages.

Did you know?

You can book the Rotunda at City Hall for a marriage ceremony or other special event. Please note that the booking of a religious officiant, a judge or a justice of the peace would need to be arranged separately.