Marriage License

Marriage LicenseA Marriage Licence must be purchased before two people can marry in the Province of Nova Scotia.

In Halifax Regional Municipality, a marriage license can be purchased by appointment with a Deputy Issuer, or from a Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Customer Service Centre during regular business hours. See link below for location and address information. Please note: in HRM, marriage licenses are not sold at the Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Halifax or Dartmouth Access Centres.

In all other areas of Nova Scotia, a marriage license can be purchased by appointment with a Deputy Issuer, or from a Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Access Centre. See links below for location and address information.

For a list of Deputy Issuers click here.

Marriage Certificate

Forms for a certificate are available from the Vital Statistics Office by mail, telephone or in person. You may apply online or download an application form to request a certificate from the following links.

Marriage Certificate Application [ 721 kb]
Marriage Certificate online Application