COVID-19 UPDATE
Please be advised that our offices remain closed to the public and due to the Provincial gathering restrictions, we are currently not providing any Civil Marriage Ceremonies or processing any Marriage Licences at the Town of East Gwillimbury.

Some appointment based services, such as Civil Ceremonies are anticipated to resume when York Region moves to the Provincially designated "Orange Zone". See below for COVID-19 Exemptions.

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, couples can use an expired marriage licence to get married. To use an expired marriage licence, the licence must have been issued between December 1, 2019 and July 24, 2020. The following requirements must also be met:

  • The licence has not been used (i.e., the couple has not married each other)
  • Neither applicant has married someone else
  • Neither applicant has legally changed their name

If you meet these conditions, your licence will be valid until July 24, 2022.

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.