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The City of London no longer registers births. Please contact Service Ontario to register your child’s birth.


The City of London issues marriage licences while you wait, in the lobby of City Hall or at the City Clerk's Office on the 3rd floor of City Hall.

Licence Fee (as of March 3, 2008)

The licence fee is $135.00, taxes included (cash,  debit, Visa or MasterCard).


Both Signatures Required

The Marriage Licence Application form must be completed and signed by both parties to the marriage (the applicant and the joint applicant).

Marriage Licence Application

The form will only be accepted by completing and signing the application and taking it in person to an Ontario Marriage Licence Issuer. The Marriage Licence application is available as a pdf document as is the listing of Accepted I.D. for Marriage Licences.

Obtaining Licence When One Party Is Absent

One party to the marriage  may submit the completed application form to the City Clerk's Office, located in the lobby of City Hall or on the 3rd floor of City Hall, to obtain the Marriage Licence, with primary and secondary pieces of valid original identification. The listing of Accepted I.D. for Marriage Licences is available as a pdf document.   Documents in a language other than English or French must be translated by a certified translator.

Applicants Age 16 and 17

Applicants age 16 and 17 must have the consent of their parents. Please contact us for further information.

Widowed Applicants

Widowed applicants are not required to provide proof of the death of their spouse.

Divorced Applicants

Within Canada: Applicants divorced within Canada must  produce the original or court certified copy of the Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute. Certification may be obtained through the Court where the divorce was granted.  Please note Divorce Orders will not be accepted as proof of divorce.

Outside Canada: Applicants divorced outside of Canada must follow a different process. Further information on this divorce process can be found on the Provincial website at

Three Month Validity

Your Marriage Licence is valid for three months from the date of issuance and may be used at any location within the Province of Ontario.

On-Line Applications for Marriage Certificates (Proof of Marriage)

The on-line application is accessible through both the ServiceOntario website at

Changing your Name?

Checklist for changing your name:

  • SIN                
  • Health Card             Contact Service Ontario
  • Driver’s Licence       Contact Service Ontario
  • Birth Certificate      Contact Service Ontario          (Legal name change only)


On-Line Applications for Death Certificates

The City of London issues burial permits to funeral homes.  If you are looking for a death certificate, the on-line application is accessible through the ServiceOntario website at

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