Marriage Licenses

Marriage LicensesMarriage Licenses, as long as you and your partner are getting married in Alberta within 90 days you are eligible to apply for a Marriage License.

Cost for an Alberta Marriage License is $75.00, and both parties are required in office to apply for a Marriage License. We don’t require an appointment; we just require you both be here between 8:30a.m and 4:00 p.m Monday-Friday.

To get a marriage license in Alberta, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old (if you are younger than 18, you will need legal consent from your parents)
  • You must show acceptable identification such as a birth certificate, passport, treaty status card, Canadian citizenship card or driver’s license
  • Both parties must provide their parents’ full names and birth places
  • You cannot be related to the person you wish to marry by whole blood, half blood or adoption (for example, you may not marry your grandparent, parent, grandchild, child or sibling)
  • You must be currently unmarried
  • If you are divorced, you must present proof the divorce is final such as a Certificate of Divorce or a Decree Absolute
  • If the divorce certificate is not in English it must be accompanied by a certified translation
  • You must have your wedding in Alberta, however you do not have to be an Alberta resident to get married in Alberta
  • You must be free of the influence of drugs and alcohol when you apply for a Marriage License (and when you participate in the wedding ceremony)
  • Both parties to the marriage must apply together for their marriage license