Certificates - Marriage, Birth, Death
Eligible applicants may apply online to Service Ontario for a marriage, birth or death certificate. When you visit their website please read the information carefully. Certificates are vital records and in most all cases, there are conditions and eligibility requirements that must be met. The Office of the Registrar General is responsible for issuing and mailing the certificates to the applicant.
Applications may also be picked up in person from the Clerks Department during regular business hours.
A marriage certificate is a legal document showing proof of marriage. If applying for a Marriage Certificate please allow approximately 10-15 weeks from the date of marriage before applying. This wait time is necessary to allow the Ministry of Government Services to receive the Record of Marriage, and to register the marriage. Apply on line and pay by credit card to receive your certificate within 15 days.
A birth certificate is a "foundation identity document" that is required to apply for other forms of identification, such as social insurance numbers or health cards. Apply on-line and pay by credit card to receive your birth certificate within 15 days. You may also apply for a certified copy of a birth registration, register your newborn baby or conduct a search.
Death certificates or certified copies of a death registration are provided for such purposes as settlement of estates, insurance, access to or termination of other government services (i.e., health card, pensions, voter’s list), genealogy searches. Apply on line and pay by credit card and receive your certificate within 15 days.
City Hall Clerks Department
426 Brant Street
Vital Statistics Inquiries Inquiries - 905 335-7803
Automated Information Line - 905 335-7836
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.(except statutory and other holidays)
Office of the Registrar General
P. O. Box 4600
189 Red River Road
Toll Free in Ontario: 1-800-461-2156
Toronto and outside Ontario 416-325-8305