Accessing older marriage certificates
The Office of the Registrar General has Ontario marriage records for the past 80 years.
Check the Archives of Ontario or call the Vital Statistics hot line at 416-327-1593 for records older than 80 years.
Order a marriage certificate through Service Ontario approximately 8-12 weeks from the date your marriage ceremony took place.
A marriage certificate is a document containing the details of a marriage performed in Ontario. You can order a copy or multiple copies online if the marriage is registered in Ontario. You can use this certificate to change your name, process a divorce, or as a record of family history.
How to order a Marriage Certificate
- ServiceOntario is the only government-authorized source for Ontario marriage certificates.
- The easiest and fastest way to order a marriage certificate is online through Service Ontario.
- To order a marriage certificate by mail simply complete the form that was included with your marriage licence or Download the Request for Marriage Certificate form