The Clerk’s Office carries out the responsibilities of registering and issuing licenses/permits for marriages and deaths within our community in accordance with the Vital Statistics Act.
Prior to getting married in the Province of Ontario, you need an issued Marriage Licence; Clerk's Office staff issue marriage licences in the City of North Bay.
This licence is valid for up to 90 days (3 months) and is valid anywhere in Ontario.
You must be 18 years old to obtain a licence or have parental/guardian consent.
You are required to make an appointment with the Clerk’s Office to obtain a marriage licence.
Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. subject to availability.
Please complete the Marriage Licence Application Form. Both parties sign the form once completed (not necessary to wait until your appointment).
If you are not able to print the Marriage Licence Application Form, you can pick one up during regular business hours in the Clerk’s Office (5th Floor) at City Hall, otherwise, both parties will be required to complete and sign the form upon attending the appointment.
Provide 2 pieces of government-issued identification for each person getting married. 1 piece of identification must include your photo.
and one of the following (which must include your photo):
The following is required prior to the City issuing a Marriage Licence to previously married individuals:
An original Certificate of Divorce (Decree Absolute or a Court Certified copy) must be presented with an original signature and seal.
Please note that the City cannot accept Divorce Orders (or certified true copies) that were issued in the Province of Ontario; a Certificate of Divorce is required.
Approval is required from the Office of the Registrar General.
For further information please view the City’s Marriage Licence Requirements.
Current Fee: $155.00 due upon receipt of the licence.
Please note that this fee is subject to change and pursuant to the City’s User Fees By-law
Marriage Certificates are issued by the Government of Ontario (Service Ontario). If:
you must apply to receive a Marriage Certificate directly with Service Ontario, not the City.
You may attend a Service Ontario kiosk or complete the online application process on the Government of Ontario’s website.
All deaths that occur in North Bay are registered with the City.
For deaths occurring in the City of North Bay, a funeral director usually prepares the Statement of Death (Form 15) which includes information about the deceased.
The physician or coroner present at the time of death also completes the Medical Certificate of Death (Form 16) containing information on the cause of death.
The funeral director forwards both forms to the City Division Registrar (City Clerk, or designate). Once recorded by the City, forms are sent to the Office of the Registrar General (Thunder Bay, ON) for registration.
Any information regarding deaths, including copies of forms, must be obtained directly from the Office of the Registrar General, not the City.
Contact the Clerk’s Office for more details about the City's Death Registration process.
For more information on death registration visit the Government of Ontario’s website or call 1-800-461-2156.
May 31, 2021 - Please note that the issuing of marriage licenses has resumed for local area residents only and solely by appointment as noted below.
At this time, you will be required to provide our offices with digital copies of your acceptable identification as well as complete your marriage application form digitally to receive this service.
To book an appointment please call 705-474-0400 x.2507. We ask that you please leave a message with your name, the date of your intended ceremony and your telephone number.
Please be advised that you must bring your own face covering/mask and gloves to gain entry into City Hall for your appointment.