COVID-19 UPDATE 

Beginning September 8, the Town is expanding appointment-based in-person services at the Civic Centre for marriage licences, commissioner of oaths, planning and development, and other requests as required. Appointments will be available Monday to Friday during regular business hours. Civil ceremonies can be booked for Fridays in either the morning or afternoon as availability permits.  For details on how to book your appointment, please visit the COVID-19 Updates page.

Please be advised that appointments for Marriage Licenses are available as availability permits.  All staff and visitors to the Civic Centre must abide by Public Health protocols including health screening upon arrival. Please contact Customer Service for information and to book your appointment.  

Civil Marriage Ceremonies can be booked for Fridays in either the morning or afternoon as availability permits.  Please be advised that Public Health protocols including the use of masks and a limit on the number of guests will be in place during your pre ceremony appointment as well as during your ceremony.  

You need a marriage licence to get married in the Province of Ontario. The Town of East Gwillimbury (EG) issues marriage licences. You can learn how to apply for a marriage licence, review our civil marriage ceremony details and other marriage FAQs.

Visit Service Ontario to get a Marriage Certificate.

Apply for a marriage licence

Please complete the Marriage Licence Application. Both applicants must sign the application.

You can also pick up an application at Customer Service at the EG Civic Centre. Once issued, a Marriage Licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for a period of 90 days from the date of issue.
* Please scroll down to see COVID-19 exemption.

Book an appointment

Contact our Customer Service team or give us a call at 905-478-4282. Only one person needs to attend the appointment on behalf of the couple.

You will need to provide the following information at the appointment:

A completed Marriage Licence Application, that is signed by both applicants.

  • A payment of $138 (payable by cash, cheque, bank draft, money order, credit card or debit).
  • Two pieces of government-issued identification (driver's licence, passport, etc.) is needed for each person, and one piece needs to have a photo.
  • Proof of divorce, if required.

COVID-19 exemption

As a result of COVID-19 the Government of Ontario has amended the Marriage Act that allow couples to use their expired marriage licence under the following timelines:

  • Licences issued between December 1, 2019 and July 24, 2020 are still valid and can be used until July 24, 2022;
  • Licences issued between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 are still valid and can be used until February 10, 2023; and
  • Licences issued between January 1, 2021 and June 4, 2021 are still valid and can be used until June 4, 2023.

Previously divorced

If you or your partner was previously divorced within Canada, you will need to bring the original or a court-certified copy of one of the following documents:

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

If an applicant was divorced outside of Canada, please visit Service Ontario for requirements.