In order to obtain a marriage licence, the following documents must be provided to the Clerk’s Office:
- A Marriage Licence Application, completed and signed by both parties.
- Two pieces of identification as proof of age for both parties (original birth certificates preferred).
- If applicable, original Certificate of Divorce (Ontario Form 36B). If the divorce took place outside of Canada, please refer to the information here for requirements.
- If applicable, original death certificates of previous spouse.
- If you have already proceeded with a commitment or love ceremony, please advise our office.
- Please scan and send your completed Application Form, Proof of age and any other requirements, if applicable, to
- Once we have received and verified these documents we will contact you to set up a date and time for you to come by our Municipal Office to pay for and pick up your Marriage Licence.
The fee for a marriage licence is $120, payable by cash or debit – no credit cards. Please note: A marriage licence is only valid for three (3) months.
Couples who require civil marriage ceremony services can book their ceremony through the Clerk’s Office. Ceremonies will be conducted in the Urbandale Arts Centre (Theatre) at the Municipal Centre and only be held during Municipal office hours. To book a civil marriage ceremony, you will need to provide the following information in an email to :
- Marriage Licence number
- The date Marriage Licence was purchased
- The location it was purchased
- Date and time you wish to have your civil marriage ceremony (one month notice required and based on availability).
The Clerk’s Office can provide a list of eligible staff who may perform Civil Ceremonies upon request.
The Municipality offers Commissioner of Oaths’ services in person at the Municipal Centre located at 285 County Road 44, Kemptville.
These services are offered to residents within the boundaries of North Grenville by appointment only. We kindly request that you make an appointment at least two (2) business days in advance. Please do not sign the affidavit section of the form(s) as all documents to be commissioned must be signed in the presence of the Commissioner of Oaths.
What Can Be Commissioned
The following is a list of some of the documents that Municipal staff can commission:
- Declaration Affirming Parentage
- Election to Change Name of Child under the age of 12 (Service Ontario form)
- Legal Name Change Application
- Vehicle Ownership Transfers -Sworn statement for a transfer of a used vehicle in the Province of Ontario (Service Ontario)
- Pension Purposes – Attestations a person is alive and confirming residency (there is no charge for this service)
- Delayed birth registrations
- Application to amend birth registrations
- Common law or single status affidavits (Government forms only)
- Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief – Immunization of School Pupils Act
- Municipal planning applications related to matters within the geographical limits of the Municipality (note that these documents are commissioned for free)
If you do not see the document you want commissioned in the above list, we invite you to call the Clerk’s office to determine if the document can be commissioned by Municipal staff.
What Can Not Be Commissioned
The following is a list of documents that Municipal staff cannot commission:
- Any affidavit related to divorce, separation, child custody or estates (including documents required by the Family Responsibility Office)
- Documents that need to be certified or if true copies need to be provided
- Forms which are required to be commissioned but also require true copies of attachments. Commissioners of Oaths cannot certify attachments. The exception is a federal government residency application
- Affidavits of true affidavits required for an applicant of a marriage licence
- Any court-related documents
- Consent letter to travel with children
- Documents that are leaving the country
- Real estate documents
- Powers of Attorney
- Documents which require a Notary Public to affix their seal
- Insurance Claims
- Statutory Declarations in Lieu of Guarantor - Passport Applications and Permanent Residence Cards
What to Bring to Your Appointment
What you will need to bring to your appointment:
- Unexpired government photo identification (driver’s licence, passport). Please note that the Municipality does not accept health cards for this purpose
- Your completed document - do not sign the affidavit section of the document. All documents to be commissioned must be signed in the presence of the Commissioner of Oaths
Residents: $10.00 for each document to be sworn
Non-resident: $20.00 for each document to be sworn
The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) provides individuals with two rights:
- access to certain records under the custody and control of the Municipality; and
- protection of personal information.
Requests for Information
Many of the Municipality's records are available without making a formal request for information. Some records can be found on this website or are available by contacting the Municipal Office.
If a formal request is necessary, the first step is to fill out the Freedom of Information Request Form. Be sure to include as many details and be as specific as possible about the information you would like to obtain.
Submit your request with the required $5.00 fee by mail or in person at the Municipal Office. Requests are generally processed within 30 days. We will contact you if clarification is necessary.
If you are an eligible charitable or religious organization, you may be able to raise funds through provincially or municipally licensed lottery events. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) administers the lottery licensing program in the province and municipalities and the AGCO are responsible for issuing licences to eligible organizations.
The Municipality of North Grenville can provide eligible charities and not-for-profit organizations with lottery licences for the following types of lotteries:
- Blanket Raffle
- Break Open Tickets
Organizations must submit a lottery licence application at least 14 days prior to the event. All organizations are responsible for the yearly update of files (Board of Directors, budget, financial statements).
Please note that should your organization potentially have a prize of $50,000 or more, you will be required to contact AGCO in order to obtain a lottery licence.
It is illegal to print tickets, promote or conduct a charitable gaming event without a lottery licence.
An incomplete or late application may result in the cancellation of your charitable gaming event.
Any unlawful action during a lottery event may result in additional applications to be declined.
From time to time, organizations may be required to postpone an event. Organizations must submit an extension request by writing to the Clerk’s Office at least 14 days prior to the expiry of the lottery licence. Extensions may be granted on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the Clerk.
Fees will be charged in accordance with the User Fees & Charges (102-15) By-Law (page 12).
For more information on lottery licences, please visit the AGCO’s website or contact the Municipality at 613-258-9569.