Ingersoll’s Online Licence Application Making Life Easier for Engaged Couples in Ontario
ServiceOntario Pilot Program Operating in Select Municipalities
June 13, 2023
The Ontario government is making life easier for couples by putting marriage licence application online as a ServiceOntario pilot program in Ingersoll.
“The newly updated marriage licence process is helping couples in Ontario get married more easily and more conveniently than ever before.” said Kaleed Rasheed, Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery. “This is yet another step our government is taking towards building a ServiceOntario of tomorrow, providing services that are simpler, faster, and better to use.
Now, soon-to-be-married couples can apply for a licence online through a secure portal and submit their identification and supporting documentation electronically, before picking the licence up in-person. Using this new system, couples can submit their documents electronically to the participating municipality. The municipality ensures the application is correct and complete in advance of the applicant picking up their licence. This online process minimizes risk of errors, is efficient, saves time while reducing paperwork for both the municipality and the applicant.
“Improving the customer experience is very important to our government,” said Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford. “I’m pleased that Ingersoll was chosen to participate in the pilot, providing a great experience to soon-to-be-married couples here, and being part of a project that ultimately, will benefit couples across the province.”
- Ontario’s online marriage licence application is being introduced through a phased-in implementation, with province-wide expansion targeted by early 2025.
- Get started on the process at www.ingersoll.ca.
- Learn about what you need before you marry, the documents required, who can perform a marriage in Ontario and more at Ontario.ca/GettingMarried.
- ServiceOntario offers more than 55 services online, available anywhere, anytime.
For more information, contact:
Ernie Hardeman, MPP Oxford