Please note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, marriage licences are not currently being processed.

The Town now offers marriage licensing by appointment only. In order for you to obtain your marriage license, only one of the applicants needs to attend, in person, at the Town Hall office between the hours of 9:00 am until 3:30 pm.

The licence fee is $130.00, payable by cash or debit only.  No personal cheques or credit cards are accepted. This fee is non-refundable. The marriage licence is valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

The Service Ontario website has the following information available on marriage licences in Ontario:

Application requirements

Before you get married, you need to be aware of the following:

  • You need to be at least 16 years old - if you are under 18, you need written consent from both parents.
  • Licence is only valid in Ontario for 3 months from the date of issue.
  • Complete and email the fillable Marriage Licence Application form to jalexander@tecumseh.ca. Please ensure that both applicants have signed the form.
  • Email two (2) pieces of Government issued identification for each applicant (see Identification Requirements below) with the Marriage Licence Application. The copies must be in colour and both sides of the identification must be sent.
  • Once the form and your identification have been submitted and reviewed, you will be contacted for an appointment to have your marriage licence issued.  Bring two (2) original pieces of Government issued identification for each applicant that was submitted with the online application for verification and authenticity.  Photocopies will not be accepted.
  • Pay the Marriage Licence Fee of $130.00 (cash or debit only).
Identification requirements

Each applicant must provide two (2) pieces of Government issued identification (the same identification that was submitted with the online application):

  • Birth Certificate including any change of name certificates
  • Valid passport
  • Record of immigration landing
  • Canadian Citizenship Card

The second must contain a photo such as:

  • Valid Passport (if not used as first piece of identification)
  • Ontario Health Card
  • Valid Driver's Licence
  • Nexus Card

No photocopies will be processed. Once you complete the form and both applicants sign it, provide the necessary identification, and pay the fee, the office staff will prepare the Marriage Licence, meet with the applicant(s) as set out in the Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) Act, and administer the Oath.

Divorce documents

One document providing proof of divorce in Canada (original only) such as:

  • Final decree or judgement dissolving or annulling the previous marriage;
  • Certified copy of the final decree, judgement or Act dissolving or annulling the previous marriage; or
  • Certificate of divorce, or
  • Contact Service Ontario for more information if you were divorced outside of Canada.

No photocopies will be processed. Once you complete the form and both applicants sign it, provide the necessary identification, and pay the fee, the office staff will prepare the Marriage Licence, meet with the applicant(s) as set out in the Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) Act, and administer the Oath.

Marriage ceremonies

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and ongoing renovation, marriage ceremonies are currently not offered at Town Hall.

This service is available by appointment only between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm for off site ceremonies. To book an appointment, call the Deputy Clerk & Manager Legislative Services at 519-735-2184, ext. 139. You must fill out and print the Applicant Civil Marriage Ceremony form, and provide one piece of valid, government issued original photo identification.

The Town offers marriage ceremonies off site and after hours for an additional cost.  

 Marriage service fees
Marriage service fees
CeremonyFee

During office hours (1:00 pm - 3:45 pm)

$250.00 + HST

After office hours and/or weekend

$350.00 + HST

Mileage fee for officiant (if service provided outside the Town of Tecumseh)

$0.58 per km + HST

Rehearsals

$50.00/hour + HST   

All prices include a $50.00 non-refundable cancellation fee if cancelled after the booking.  All fees are in addition to the $130.00 non-refundable marriage licence fee. Payment is due in full at the time of booking. Cash or debit are only accepted.