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St Catharines (City of)

Site: St Catharines - City Hall

Service: Civil Marriage Ceremonies

Public Comments Due to COVID-19, the City of St. Catharines has temporarily suspended issuing marriage licenses and performing civil marriage ceremonies. For up to date information please contact Citizens First at 905-688-5600.
Contact Details
Office Phone 905-688-5601 ext 1517
TTY Phone 905-688-4889
Fax 905-682-3631
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
City Hall
50 Church St
St Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Intersection Church St and James St
Mailing Address c/o Corporation of the City of St Catharines, Office of the City Clerk 
PO Box 3012 
50 Church St 
St Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Civil ceremonies are non-religious ceremonies performed by the City Clerk or Designate and are legal, registered unions. Offered in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The ceremony may be performed at a location other than City Hall through arrangements with the City Clerk or Designate. Do not have to live in the City of St Catharines to have a ceremony performed.
Hours Civil ceremonies Mon-Fri 9 am-3:30 pm, special arrangements may be made with individual designates outside of regular hours * Marriage licenses Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Must have an Ontario marriage licence. Click here for more information.
Application * Ceremonies are performed by appointment only * Recommended to book at least two weeks in advance * A valid marriage licence is required  
Visit the City of St. Catharines Website to apply for your marriage licence online 
Marriage Licence Application requirements: 
* Two pieces of valid government issued identification must be presented from both applicants. Only original identification will be accepted. 
* One piece of identification must be an original birth certificate or valid passport 
Divorced Persons in Canada: 
* Must provide the original or court-certified copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce dissolving or annulling the marriage (Divorce Orders are not accepted) 
* Documents are available at the Ontario Court, Provincial Division in the municipality where the divorce was granted. The St. Catharines Provincial Court is located at 59 Church St.  
Divorced Persons Outside Canada: 
* Obtain a Foreign Divorce Package from City Hall which provides the process for obtaining a Foreign Divorce Approval
Languages English
Fees Program - Civil marriage ceremonies performed at City Hall $316.45 * After hour/off site ceremonies cost $342.90 * Marriage License from City Hall $158.25
Physical Access Fully Accessible
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Legal Status (10) Local Government
Service Categories Wedding Related Services

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