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As provided for under the authority given by the Government of Ontario and in accordance with the Ontario Marriage Act, the Municipal Clerk and Deputy Clerk may solemnize Civil Marriages.
Officiant services are held in Council Chambers
offered Monday to Friday
services may be scheduled any time between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
services are not available on the second and fourth Monday of the month due to Council meetings (unless otherwise posted)
Officiants may also conduct ceremonies at a different location, and/or outside of regular business hours upon request.
Civil Wedding Fees
Ceremony held in Council Chambers - $250 (+HST)
Ceremony held at another location - $300 (+HST)
Per Witness (Only available in Council Chambers) - $25/witness (+HST)
Travel Outside of Town limits - $0.52/km
Marriage Licence - $125
The Civil Wedding Fee includes a pre-consultation with the officiant, use of Council Chambers (if taking place on-site), registration of the Civil Wedding ceremony, preparation of the Record of Solemnization and submission of the completed Marriage Licence to the Registrar General.
One of the applicants must be present to purchase a Marriage Licence. If only one person is attending, (2) original pieces of government issued identification must be provided for both parties.
Individuals applying for a Marriage Licence must be a minimum of 16 years of age. Applicants between the ages of 16 and 17 require parental consent. Parental Consent Forms can only be signed during regular office hours. Please contact the Customer Service Centre for more information.
Two pieces of government issued identification must be provided for each applicant when an application is submitted for a Marriage Licence. Only original pieces of identification will be accepted. Birth Certificates are preferred. A Baptism Certificate, Driver's Licence or valid Passport will be accepted if a Birth Certificate is not available.
If one or both of the applicants applying for a Marriage Licence has been divorced and the divorce was granted in Canada, the original or a certified true copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce must be provided. Divorce Judgements will not be accepted.
Divorces granted outside of Canada require Registrar General authorization. Contact Service Ontario for more information.
If one or both of the applicants are widowed, a copy of the Death Certificate is required.
Once a Marriage Licence has been issued, it is valid for a period of (3) months. Upon expiry, a new Marriage Licence would need to be obtained. No refunds can be provided for Marriage Licences issued.
An Encroachment Permit is required when you want to temporarily occupy any portion of the Town's right-of-way or public lands for some kind of activity.
The Encroachment Permit process helps ensure steps are taken to keep pedestrians, vehicles and the general public safe while the activity is taking place.
When is a permit typically required?
when construction companies, contractors or residents want to use a portion of the right-of-way for the temporary placement of containers, materials, and vehicles used in the construction process
for special events that require use of the sidewalk or right-of-way (i.e. sidewalk sales, charity events)
How to apply
In order to receive an Encroachment Permit, applicants must submit the following to Engineering Services:
Liability Insurance Certificate of $2 Million minimum coverage naming the Town of Tillsonburg as additional insured
WSIB Clearance Certificate
Sketch/drawing of the proposed encroachment
Traffic Control/Safety Plan
All Encroachment Permits are subject to standard conditions as well as any site-specific conditions that may apply.
An Encroachment Agreement is required if the proposed encroachment is to reoccur on an annual basis or is expected to be in place for longer than one (1) year. For further information on Encroachment Agreements, including applicable fees, please call the Customer Service Centre at 519-688-3009.