Marriage Licenses

Marriage Licencing 

Couples planning to marry in Ontario can get their marriage licence through the Town of Bancroft.

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Fill out the application form ahead of time, and bring it with you when you apply for your marriage licence. The form must be complete, signed by both parties wishing to wed, and proper identification is required (see ID requirements below).

A licence is valid anywhere in Ontario for 90 days from the date of issue. There is no waiting period between the date your licence is issued to your date of marriage.


$150.00 payable when the licensed is issued. Please allow 3-4 days for processing of licence.

Three Month Validity

Once issued, a Marriage Licence is valid for three months and may be used at any location within the Province of Ontario.

Both Signatures Required

The Marriage Licence Application form must be signed by bath parties.

Identification Required

Both parties must provide identification

Accepted identification is either:

  • A valid passport

OR one of the following

  • An original birth certificate and any change of name certificates
  • A record of Immigrant Landing
  • A Canadian Citizenship Card
  • A Permanent Resident Card

AND one these sources of photo ID

  • BYID age of majority
  • Valid Driver’s Licence
  • Ontario Photo ID card

Obtaining a licence when on party is absent

Either applicant may submit the completed application form to the Town of Bancroft in order to obtain the Marriage Licence, provided that they present the required identification for both parties.

Widowed Applicants

Applicants who are widowed are required to provide proof of the death of their spouse

Divorced Application

Applicants who have been divorced within Canada are required to provide original or a court-certified copy of one of the three documents:

  • The final decree
  • The final judgment
  • A certificate of divorce

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