For other Fees or Charges for Services or Activities provided by the Town of Whitchurch Stouffville, please refer to our Current Fees & Charges By-law.
If you were divorced in Canada, you must provide the original or court certified copy of your Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute.
You can obtain a certified copy of your divorce document from the court that granted the divorce.
If you were divorced outside of Canada, you must obtain authorization from the Ministry of Government Services, before a marriage licence can be issued. Out-of-country weddings are not registered in Ontario.
For authorization, the applicant(s) must compile the following documents:
An original or court-certified copy of the divorce decree or annulment. If the decree is in a language other than English or French, include a translated copy together with an affidavit sworn by a certified translator.
A legal opinion from an Ontario lawyer, addressed to both applicants to the marriage, giving reasons why the divorce or annulment should be recognized in the Province of Ontario. The Office of the Registrar General will fax a sample legal opinion letter to your lawyer if they call 807-343-7492 or toll-free at 1-800-461-2156.
The applicant(s) send all the above documents to:
The Office of the Registrar General Marriage Office P.O. Box 4600 189 Red River Road Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6L8
The applicant(s) will receive a letter from the Office of the Registrar General entitled "Authorization to Issue a Marriage Licence" and must present it to the Municipal Offices.
A civil marriage ceremony is a great option if you are planning a destination wedding and wish to ensure that your paperwork is filed in Ontario.
We will tailor the ceremony to suit your individual needs. After the ceremony, you will receive your Record of Solemnization of Marriage, a copy of your vows and a congratulatory certificate signed by the Mayor.
We offer three basic ceremony scripts. You can personalize portions of the script, subject to approval by your marriage officiant.
Two witnesses are required, both of whom should be over 14 years of age; they must be able to understand and appreciate what is taking place and be able to give evidence of such at a later date, if required. If you are unable to provide your own witnesses, Town staff can act in this capacity for a nominal fee. Please arrange at the time of your consultation.
Ceremonies at the Municipal Office are currently unavailable, however will be offered in the near future.
Applicants must provide an interpreter if they do not speak and/or understand English or require sign language interpretation. The interpreter must not be one of the witnesses. The interpreter will be required to sign a form confirming that he/she has accurately interpreted the wedding ceremony.
The Municipal Offices, Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre, and 19 on the Park. are wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking is available on-site.
Contact us to schedule a pre-ceremony consultation.
111 Sandiford Drive, Stouffville ON, CA firstname.lastname@example.org (905) 640-1900