We get a lot of inquiries and questions about how to go about purchasing a marriage license. In Saskatchewan, couples who want to marry must purchase a Saskatchewan marriage licence. Here is what you need to know:
💎A marriage licence is only valid for a period of three months, or 90 days. The marriage licence becomes effective the day after it is purchased. Therefore, the marriage licence can be purchased anywhere from one day to 90 days prior to the wedding ceremony.
💎Both people must be present at the time
Two pieces of government issued identification must be presented to the marriage licence issuer. Of the two pieces of government issued identification, one must be photo identification. Examples of acceptable identification include a birth certificate, passport, driver's licence, citizenship or permanent resident card or treaty card.
If either of the prospective spouses is divorced, evidence of the termination of the marriage must be presented to the marriage licence issuer when purchasing the marriage licence. The following documents are acceptable as proof of the dissolution of marriage: The original or a court certified copy of the "Decree Absolute" of Divorce; or
The original or court certified copy of the "Certificate of Divorce."
💎Getting married outside of Saskatchewan?
Contact the province or country where you want to get married for information about their marriage laws.
💎The fee to purchase a marriage licence is $60
We issue the licenses in our store. Please call/text 306.682.4130 to make an appointment.