Marriage licenses may be obtained from the Clerk’s Office between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday at the Dawn-Euphemia Municipal Office, 4591 Lambton Line, in Rutherford. Click here for more Marriage License Application Information
$100.00 Cash or Debit only – fee is non-refundable
A marriage license is valid for 3 months from date of purchase
Fill out a Marriage Application Form, with signatures of both applicants (applications are also available at the municipal office)
Bring the signed and completed application to the municipal office
Show 2 pieces of original identification for both applicants. A birth certificate is required, as well as one piece of government-issued photo identification, such as a passport, driver’s licence or health card – no photocopies (originals are required)
If divorced in Canada, the couple must provide the original or a court-certified copy of the certificate of divorce when purchasing the marriage licence. Photocopies will not be accepted. If Divorced Outside of Canada, the municipal office will provide you with the information required to be completed for authorization from the Office of the Registrar General. A marriage license cannot be issued until the authorization is issued to the applicant and submitted with the marriage application. This process may take up to 4 weeks.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or over. Applicants who are 16 or 17 years of age must have the consent in writing of both parents. NO person under the age of 16 years may be married.
After the marriage ceremony, the officiate will mail your completed marriage license for registration to the Office of the Registrar General. Once the license has been registered (approx. 12 weeks), you may apply for a marriage certificate online, by mail, or in-person via Service Ontario. Applicable fees charged by the province are set out on the application form.
Civil Ceremonies are now being offered by the Clerk for a fee of $250. Ceremonies can take place at either the Council Chambers or at an alternate location of your choice (depending on the Clerk’s availability). We pride ourselves in working closely with you to make your wedding special! Take a look at the Guidelines for the Provision of Civil Marriage Ceremony and for more information, please contact the Clerk’s Office at 519-692-5148 or via email:
Township of Dawn – Euphemia
4591 Lambton Line
RR 4, Dresden, ON N0P 1M0
Phone: 519 692-5148
Fax: 519 692-5511