Revised Communications from ORG re: Marriage Licence Updates

2020-08-05 4:43:17 PM

The Ontario Registrar General Office re-issued a communications to Ontario Marriage Licence Issuers on July 30th 2020 to clarify some information and provide additional guidance on replacement licences.

 Extending validity of licenses issued during the COVID-19 pandemic for 24 months
 With the Provincial emergency having ended on July 24th, and the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 ​ coming into force, any licences issued betwen December 1, 2019 and July 24 2020, are valid from the date of issuance up to 24 months from the first day following the end of the province-wide emergency as long as critical information on the license hasn't changed since the date it was issued.  Any marriage licences issued after this period, will be valid for the standard 3 months.

Instructions for replacing licences issued during the COVID-19 pandemic
The communication also included instructions for the replacement of marriage licences where critical information in an original unused licence has changed since it was issued or the licence is lost, destroyed or is otherwise unavailable and a tracking form for replaced licences. Please refer to the resources below.

Any questions related to these changes can be directed to the Office of the Registrar General.

If members have questions or comments on advocacy related issues, please contact Alana Del Greco, Manager of Policy and Government Relations ( 

AMCTO continues to work on behalf of our members to advocate for modernized Provincial requirements and processes on life events such as marriage license issuance. 




Blog post currently doesn't have any comments.