Marriages and Marriage Licensing

Hours issued – 8:30 am to 4 pm (Monday to Friday)

How to obtain a Marriage Licence

Please note:  Marriage Licences are issued by the Municipality by appointment only by calling  705-753-2250.  Refer to the following Procedure and Requirements for step-by-step instructions.

Any person 18 years of age or older may marry in Ontario.  Any person who is 16 or 17 years of age may marry with written consent from his/her parents or legal guardians - please contact this office for details.  Marriage Licences can only be issued to the applicant or joint applicant.

Both parties must complete and sign the Marriage Licence Application - also available at the Municipal Office. Each applicants is required to provide two original pieces of identification. Consult the Procedures and Requirements below for all details.  The fee for the licence is $100.00 (cash, cheque or debit).


Applicant forms:

Marriage Licensing By-Law 2015/83
Procedure and Requirements
Notice to Applicants
Requirements Respecting Marriage in Ontario
Marriage License Application (Marriage Act – Form 3)
Request for Marriage Certificate (for marriages which took place in Ontario only)
Assuming or unassuming a married name

For people who were divorced outside of Canada, please click on the link below for information about Certificates of Authentication from the Official Document Services of the Ministry of Government Services.


Marriage Ceremonies

The Municipality of West Nipissing also offers the service of performing marriage ceremonies; either at the Municipal Office or at another venue, as arranged.

The fee to be charged for the solemnization of a marriage by the Clerk's Office is as follows:

Ceremony :

During normal office hours (9 am – 4 :30 pm), for a ceremony performed in the municipal office.

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Ceremony :

During normal office hours (9 am – 4 :30 pm), for a ceremony performed outside the municipal office.

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Ceremony :

Outside of normal office hours (after 4 :30 pm or on weekends), for a ceremony performed outside the municipal office.

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For any inquiries, please contact:

Melanie Ducharme, Municipal Clerk / Planner
(705) 753-2250, ext 6926
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