A more streamlined procedure awaits couples who would like to get married in Brockville, following a pilot program introduced by the Ontario government which aims to facilitate the online application process for marriage licences through ServiceOntario.
Under this program, soon-to-be-married couples can use a secure online portal to apply for a marriage licence. They can electronically submit identification and necessary documents before retrieving the licence in person.
“This latest expansion of our Marriage Licence Online 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 to use services that save Ontarians their precious time and effort.”
Municipalities are responsible for issuing provincial marriage licences. Through the new online system, couples can electronically submit their paperwork to the participating municipality. The municipality verifies the application’s accuracy and completeness, allowing applicants to then collect the licence. This digital process minimizes the likelihood of errors, enhances efficiency, saves time, and reduces paper consumption for both the municipality and applicants.
‘I’m pleased that Brockville has been chosen to participate in this pilot program,’ said Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes. ‘Our region is part of a project that will ultimately benefit soon-to-be-married couples across the province and will make this process a simpler and more customer-friendly experience.'”