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Marriage Act
Loi sur le mariage

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 738


Historical version for the period June 13, 2005 to July 21, 2020.

Last amendment: 302/05.

Legislative History: 327/91, 726/91, 352/95, 418/96, 170/97, 441/98, 285/04, 301/04, 302/05.

This Regulation is made in English only.

0.1 In this Regulation,

“Registrar General” means the Registrar General as defined in section 1 of the Vital Statistics Act.  O. Reg. 302/05, s. 1.

1. (1) Under section 42 of the Vital Statistics Act, the Registrar General may require the use of forms, statutory declarations or affidavits supplied by the Registrar General for the purposes of any provision of the Act or the regulations.  O. Reg. 302/05, s. 2 (1).

(2) Revoked:  O. Reg. 302/05, s. 2 (1).

(3) Subject to section 16 of the Act, an applicant for a licence shall pay a fee of $75 on the issue of the licence.  O. Reg. 418/96, s. 1.

(4) Revoked:  O. Reg. 302/05, s. 2 (2).

1.1 For the purposes of subsection 24 (1) of the Act, the clerk of a local municipality is authorized to solemnize marriages under the authority of a licence.  O. Reg. 285/04, s. 1.

2. (1) The parties to the marriage shall complete the particulars of the statement of marriage required by the Registrar General and leave it with the person who will solemnize the marriage or who will perform the duties imposed by the Act in accordance with subsection 20 (4) of the Act.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 738, s. 2 (1); O. Reg. 302/05, s. 3 (1).

(2) The following persons shall complete the statement of marriage and the marriage register, both of which are required by the Registrar General:

1.  The parties to a marriage.

2.  Two witnesses to the marriage.

3.  The person who solemnized the marriage or who performed the duties imposed by the Act in accordance with subsection 20 (4) of the Act.  O. Reg. 302/05, s. 3 (2).

(3) Every person who solemnizes a marriage or who performs the duties imposed by the Act in accordance with subsection 20 (4) of the Act shall forward the statement of marriage duly completed in accordance with subsections (1) and (2) to the Registrar General within two days following the day of the marriage.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 738, s. 2 (3); O. Reg. 302/05, s. 3 (3).

3. (1) A fee of $75 is payable for the solemnization of a marriage by a judge or a justice of the peace.  O. Reg. 418/96, s. 2.

(2) The judge or justice of the peace who receives the fee shall remit it to the Minister of Finance.  O. Reg. 418/96, s. 2.

3.1 Revoked:  O. Reg. 441/98, s. 2.

4. The duties of an issuer of licences are,

(a)  to requisition from the Minister and maintain on hand sufficient supplies of licences and other forms required by the Registrar General; and

(b)  to ensure that every applicant for a licence is aware of the prohibited degrees of affinity and consanguinity.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 738, s. 4; O. Reg. 302/05, s. 4.

5. (1) For each licence issued, the issuer of the licence shall remit $48 to the Minister of Finance and retain $27.  O. Reg. 418/96, s. 3.

(2) Where the issuer is the clerk of a municipality, the council of the municipality may commute the issuer’s fees provided for in subsection (1) for a fixed sum payable annually by the municipality to the issuer, in which case the fees that would otherwise be retained by the issuer shall belong to the municipality.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 738, s. 5 (2).

(3) Where the council and the issuer do not agree upon the amount of the commutation, the amount may be fixed by a judge.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 738, s. 5 (3).

6. Revoked:  O. Reg. 301/04, s. 1.

Form Revoked:  1998, c. 18, Sched. E, s. 182.

FormS 2-9 Revoked:  O. Reg. 302/05, s. 5.