ServiceOntario Pilot Program Expands to More Municipalities, including Smiths Falls

May 16, 2024

Smiths Falls, Ont. – The Ontario government is making life easier for people who want to get married by putting marriage licence applications online as a ServiceOntario pilot program in the Town of Smiths Falls.

“This latest expansion of our Online Marriage Licence Application will make it easier and more convenient for Ontario couples to get married than ever before,” said Todd McCarthy, Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery. “This is just one of the many examples of our government’s commitment to build simpler, faster, and better services that save Ontarians their precious time and effort.”

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.

Municipalities issue provincial marriage licences. Using the new system, couples can submit their documents electronically to the participating municipality. The municipality ensures the application is correct and complete and then the applicant can pick up the licence. The online process minimizes risk of errors, is efficient, saves time and reduces paper for the municipality and the applicant.

“Improving the customer experience is important to the Ontario government,” said John Jordan, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston. “I’m pleased that Smiths Falls 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, and 35 municipalities offering the service by spring 2024.

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•            Learn about what you need before you marry, the documents required, who can perform a marriage in Ontario and more at

•            ServiceOntario offers more than 55 services online, available anywhere, anytime.

MPP John Jordan, Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston


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