Municipal Information

The Town of Kingsville now offers civil marriage ceremonies at the Municipal Office located at 2021 Division Road North between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for solemnizations with less than 30 people in attendance.  Use of any other municipal facilities may be arranged through the Parks & Recreation Department.  The civil service lasts approximately 20 minutes and will be a non-denominational ceremony, which adheres to the requirements of the Marriage Act.  Couples are responsible to provide a language interpreter, if required.

*Please note that same-day service for civil ceremonies is not available.*

Ceremonies are available by appointment only and must be booked in person at the Municipal Office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Applicants must fill out the Civil Marriage Ceremony Application and provide the necessary original identification.  You may obtain the Application at the municipal office or through the following link:

Civil Marriage Ceremony Application

Civil Marriage Service Fee

The fee charged by the Town of Kingsville for a civil ceremony is:

  • $250.00* during business hours (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
  • $350.00* after business hours and/or off-site
  • $0.54 per kilometer (+ hst) in connection with travel to the civil service and back, calculated from the Municipal Office as the point of commencement.

*includes a $50 non-refundable cancellation fee

Note:  A $50 administration fee shall be retained by the Town should the scheduled ceremony be cancelled after the booking

All fees are in addition to the $125.00 non-refundable marriage licence fee.  All ceremonies must be paid in full by cash (Canadian funds only) or debit at the time of booking.  Personal cheques and credit cards are not accepted.

Requirements:
•    A valid Province of Ontario marriage licence:
Couples must purchase a valid Ontario Marriage Licence.  A marriage licence may be purchased at the Kingsville Municipal Office or at most municipal offices in Ontario.  Refer to Marriage Licence Requirements on our website for more information.  If the marriage licence is purchased in another municipality, it must be provided to staff no later than 1 week prior to the ceremony.

•    Two (2) Witnesses:
The Town of Kingsville does not provide witnesses for the ceremony.  Couples must provide the two witnesses required according to section 25 of the Marriage Act.  There is no set minimum age for a person to be a witness to a civil ceremony; however, the officiant must be satisfied that the person understands what he/she is signing.

Marriage Certificates:
After the marriage ceremony, the couple receives a Record of Solemnization of Marriage. This is not a marriage certificate.  The person who performs the civil service forwards the documentation to the Office of the Registrar General for registration. Visit the Service Ontario website to apply online for a marriage certificate or call 1-800-461-2156.

For more information please contact the Corporate Services Department at 519-733-2305 ext 239 or by email at kingsvilleworks@kingsville.ca