During ordinary times, a marriage licence is only valid for 3 months after it is issued. But these are extraordinary times and the Government of Ontario has extended the validity period for certain licences issued.
If the following conditions are met:
- It has not been used (i.e., the couple has not married each other),
- Neither party has married anyone else, and
- Neither party has legally changed their name.
Then, please note the following:
Licences issued between December 1, 2019 and July 24, 2020 are valid until July 24, 2022.
Licences issued between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 are valid until February 10, 2023.
Licenses issued between January 1, 2021 and June 4, 2021 are valid until June 4, 2023.
Note: Licences issued between July 25, 2020 and September 30, 2020 have not been extended. These licences were only valid for three months from the date issued since there was no province-wide emergency during this timeframe.