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Get a Marriage Licence

In Saskatchewan, couples who want to marry must purchase a Saskatchewan Marriage Licence.

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.

The fee to purchase a marriage licence is $60.

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1. Requirements and Restrictions

Who can perform marriages?

Clergy and marriage commissioners who are registered in Saskatchewan according to The Marriage Act, 1995, can perform marriages.

Identification

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.

Statutory Declaration

The statutory declaration is a series of questions and information, located on the back of the marriage licence.

When applying for the marriage licence, the prospective spouses must complete and sign the statutory declaration in the presence of the marriage licence issuer. The statutory declaration must be read to the parties to prove that they fully understand the content. This includes reading the "Degrees of Consanguinity" which may bar the solemnization of the marriage. 

Degree of Consanguinity

Degrees of consanguinity refer to the relationship between the prospective spouses. 

An individual may not marry his or her:

Grandmother
Grandfather
Father
Mother
Son
Daughter
Granddaughter
Grandson
Brother
Sister 

The relationships above include all relationships, whether by whole or half blood, or adoption.

Blood Tests and Medical Examinations

Blood tests or medical examinations are not required.

Can same sex couples be married in Saskatchewan?

Yes. Same sex marriages are permitted in Saskatchewan.

Getting married outside of Saskatchewan

Contact the province or country where you want to get married for information about their marriage laws.

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2. Minors

The age of majority is 18 years in Saskatchewan. There are certain restrictions that apply to minors.

Persons 16 or 17 Years of Age

A Saskatchewan "Consent to Marriage of a Minor" form must be signed and completed by the parent(s) or guardian(s). They must sign the consent form in the presence of a Saskatchewan marriage licence issuer, clergy or any person authorized to take affidavits.

Consent forms can be obtained from a Saskatchewan marriage licence issuer.

If the parent(s) or guardian(s) refuse to consent to the marriage, the minor can apply to a judge of either the provincial or Queen's Bench court for an order dispensing with their consent. The minor may obtain the judge's order by applying to a court house in Saskatchewan.

Persons Under 16 Years of Age

Under the federal Civil Marriage Act, no one under the age of 16 can get married. 

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3. Previously Married Persons

Divorced

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".
The preliminary document (Judgment, Order, or Decree Nisi) are not accepted as proof of divorce in Saskatchewan.

The correct divorce documents can be obtained from the court in the province or state in which the marriage was dissolved.

All divorce documents must be translated into English by an independent translator. The translator must include his or her name, complete address and telephone number.

Certificates of Divorce

A certified copy of a certificate of divorce may be obtained by writing to, or attending in person at, the court house where the divorce was granted. To locate the file, the court staff need the names of the parties, the court file number and the approximate year of commencement of the divorce proceedings. If you do not know the court file number (which is located at the top of every court document), you will have to pay a search fee.

The fees are:

  • $10.00 for the certified copy;
  • $10.00 search fee, if the search only covers a five year period. $20.00 if the search is for a longer period or if the request is made to the wrong judicial centre; and
  • $.50 per page photocopying fee.

All fees must accompany your request. Make your cheque payable to the Local Registrar. You may visit the Order a Certificate of Divorce page for more information.


If you do not know in which court house the divorce was granted, you may call the Central Divorce Registry in Ottawa. The staff there will be able to find the information needed. Their contact number is (613) 957-4519.

Widowed

If either of the prospective spouses was previously married and the former spouse is known to have died, no proof of death is required. The exact date and place of death of the former spouse must be known.

If the former spouse is presumed to have died, a declaration of presumption of death must be presented to the marriage licence issuer. The Court of Queen's Bench issues the declaration in Saskatchewan. This document must be attached to the marriage licence. The official performing the marriage ceremony must ensure all documents are signed and in order.
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4. Where to Purchase a Marriage Licence in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan marriage licences are purchased from marriage licence issuers. Jewellery stores or town administrators in Saskatchewan generally provide this service. See the list below for issuers in Saskatchewan.

Marriage licences purchased outside Saskatchewan are not valid for marriage in Saskatchewan. For example, couples purchasing an Alberta Marriage Licence must be married in Alberta.

Assiniboia 
Mom's Florist
Payant Ag. Inc.
Biggar
De Moissac Jewellers
 
Buena Vista
Tropical Escapes Destination Weddings and Travel Inc.
 
Black Lake First Nation
Ms. Coreen Sayazie
 
Carlyle
Flower Focus
 
Carnduff
Carnduff Agencies Inc.
Central Butte
Galloways Pharmacy Ltd.
 
Creighton
Town of Crighton
 
Crystal Springs
Crystal Agencies Inc.  
Davidson
Golden Image Jewellery  
Debden
Mr. Jeffery O'Brien (306) 724-4610  
Eastend
Eastend Agencies  
Estevan
A & A Jewellery Simon's Jewellery Ltd.
Fort Qu'Appelle
Beth Grainger's Florists Buck's Dollar Store
Gainsborough
C.A. Shaw Insurance Broker  
Goodsoil
NorthStar Agencies  
Gravelbourg
Flowers Etc. by Monique  
Grenfell
Willows Wellsch Orr & Brundige LLP  
Hudson Bay
Generations Flowers & Gifts  
Humboldt
Diamonds Of Detroit  
Kamsack
Asst. Town Administrator   
Kelvington
Lund Agencies  
Kerrobert
Shortt Insurance Brokers Ltd.  
Kindersley
Scotts Jewellers  
Kipling
Town of Kipling  
La Loche
La Loche Valu Master  
Langenburg
Town Administrator  
Lanigan
Lanigan Agencies (1985) Inc.  
Leader
Town of Leader  
Lloydminster
Western Financial Group  
Maidstone
Elliot Insurance Services  
Manor
Manor Agencies  
Maple Creek
Abbott Realty
Meadow Lake
Jewelry Classique  
Melfort
Assaly Marks & Hopkins Fine Jewellers Dynasty Jewellers
Melville
Carmen's Elegance In Flowers  
Choice Optical  
Moose Jaw
Ellens on Main Heritage Insurance Ltd.
Judi's Specialities & Wedding World  
Moosomin
Kassies Jewellery  
Nipawin
E. Butt Watch Repair & Custom Jewellery
Nokomis
Green Teal Insurance Brokers Ltd.  
North Battleford
Blue Rentals Jewellery Connection Inc.
Zeke's Jewellery  
Oxbow
Oxbow Agencies Ltd  
Prince Albert
Celebrations ! By Design Craft Haven's Unique Wedding Boutique
Treasures In White Bridal Salon Paris Jewellers
Redvers
Town Administrator  
Regina
A Tymeless Event Creative Touch Wedding Designs
Paper Umbrella Paris Jewellers (Southland Mall)
Quality Goldsmiths Ltd. Royalty Goldsmiths
Simon’s Jewellery Ltd.
Victoria Jewellers Ltd.  
Rose Valley
Tri-line Agencies
 
St. Walburg
Clarity Insurance & Financial Solutions Inc
 
Saskatoon
Bateman Jewellers
Creative Tough Wedding Designs
Galon Insurance & Mortgage Brokers
Heinrichs Jewellery
Penny Lane Wedding Store
Peoples Jewellers (Midtown Plaza)
RSVP Event Design, Decor & Rental
The Wedding & Party Boutique
Paris Jewellers
Paris Jewellers (Primrose Dr)
Shaunavon
Browzer's Florist & Gift Shop
 
Spiritwood
Spiritwood Good Health Pharmacy
 
Strasbourg
Town of Strasbourg
 
Swift Current
Cindy’s Taxes and More
Peoples Jewellers
Woods Jewellers
 
Tisdale
Markwart Jewellers Ltd.
 
Unity
Found Treasures
Michael's Photography
Wadena
Jock's Jewellery & Gifts
 
Wakaw
Rudichuk Agencies Ltd.
 
Wawota
Town of Wawota
 
Weyburn
Knupp's Cove
Michael's Jewellers
York Jewellers Ltd.
 
Whitewood
Ms. Sandra Restau  
Wilkie
Wilkie Agencies
 
Wynyard
Jenns Perfect Presents
 
Yorkton
Gifts of Gold N.R. Parks Jewellery
Sherring Gold Ltd. Zeke's Jeweller's

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