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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











Biggar







De Moissac Jewellers











Buena Vista







Tropical Escapes Destination Weddings and Travel Inc.











Black Lake First Nation







Ms. Coreen Sayazie











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



Kelly Insurance Brokers Ltd.



Kindersley Insurance Ltd. 







Scott Jewellers



 Town of Kindersley



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 Simon's Jewellery Ltd.







Moosomin



Kassies Jewellery  



Nipawin



E. Butt Watch Repair & Custom Jewellery



Nokomis



Green Teal Insurance Brokers Ltd.  



North Battleford



Zeke's Jewellery  



Oxbow



Oxbow Agencies Ltd  



Prince Albert



Craft Haven's Unique Wedding Boutique



Paris Jewellers



Treasures In White Bridal Salon







Redvers



Town Administrator  



Regina



A Tymeless Event Creative Touch Wedding Designs



Hillberg & Berk



Madni Islamic Centre & Mosque







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 touch Wedding Designs







Express Process Serving



Galon Insurance & Mortgage Brokers



   
Heinrichs Jewellery



Nadine Rolph, Notary Public



   
Penny Lane Wedding Store



People's Jewellers (Midtown Plaza)







RSVP Event Design, Decor & Rental



The Wedding & Party Boutique







Paris Jewellers



Paris Jewellers (Primrose Dr)







Shaunavon







Audrey's Flower Oasis











Spiritwood







Spiritwood Good Health Pharmacy



 



Strasbourg







Town of Strasbourg



 



Swift Current







Cindy’s Taxes and More



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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