Oakville. Clerks Department

Site: Oakville Town Hall

Service: Marriage, Lottery, and Liquor Licences

Record #: OAK3155
Last Full Update: 02 May 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-815-6015
Fax Clerk's dept 905-815-2025
E-Mail townclerk@oakville.ca
Website www.oakville.ca/town-hall/licences-permits-services/
Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/townofoakville 
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YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/TownofOakvilleTV
Primary Contact Town Clerk; Email: townclerk@oakville.ca

Agency Information

Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding City / Town

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Marriage Licences and Civil Ceremonies

 Marriage licence requirements:

  • couples to be married must complete and sign a marriage licence application form
  • application with the supporting documents listed below must be submitted in person by the bride and/or groom to the Clerks Department, Town of Oakville 
  • marriage licence will be issued on the same day provided all documentation is complete 
  • appointments are required 


  • Two pieces required, no photocopies or expired identification: 
    • one piece must be photo identification such as passport or driver's licence
    • other acceptable ID: original birth certificate, record of immigrant landing or Canadian citizenship card
    • documents in another language must be supported by a translation  

Canadian divorce:

  • If previous marriage was dissolved or annulled within Canada the original or court certified copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce must be submitted
  • certified copies may be obtained from the court which granted the divorce 
  • divorce judgment is not acceptable 
  • photocopies not acceptable and all documents will be returned  

Foreign divorce: 

  • if either applicant was divorced outside of Canada, authorization from the Office of the Registrar General must be obtained before a marriage licence can be issued
  • visit ServiceOntario for more information 

Expiry date:

  • a marriage licence is valid for use anywhere in Ontario for a period of 90 days from the date of issue 


  • applicants must provide own interpreter (if English is not understood or spoken) 
  • interpreter must provide identification and cannot be a family member 

Blood tests:

  • blood tests or medical certificates are not required in Ontario


  • there are no residency or citizenship requirements 

Marriage ceremony:

  • Town of Oakville performs civil ceremonies

Lottery Licences

 The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) authorizes the Town of Oakville to provide local businesses with lottery and gaming licenses.

  • the Town ensures all legal requirements, including terms and conditions to the licenses, are met by lottery licensees and any gaming supplies used by charities
  • the Criminal Code of Canada defines what types of gaming activities are illegal in Canada, and the provinces are assigned responsibility to operate, license and regulate legal forms of gaming

Liquor Licences

 The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) also regulates the sale, service and consumption of alcohol.

  • to obtain an application for the sale or service of alcohol, contact the AGCO or your local LCBO store
  • as part of the completion of your application, you will be required to notify and/or obtain clearance from the Town of Oakville for a liquor sales licence, temporary liquor licence extension, and special occasion permit
  • the appropriate notification is required at least 30 days prior to the event

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Areas Served Oakville
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
16 or 17 year olds require parental consent for marriages
  • Apply for a marriage licence application online at www.oakville.ca
  • Appointments are required for all services at this time
Languages English
Fees Service ; Licence: cash, debit, Mastercard, Visa, certified cheque or money order

Site Information

Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
Oakville Town Hall
1225 Trafalgar Rd
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
Intersection Trafalgar Rd and Iroquois Shore Rd
Mailing Address c/o Clerks Department
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Categories and Classification

Service Categories Beer/Liquor Licences and Permits ; Charitable Gambling Permits ; Marriage Licences ; Wedding Related Services

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