Your wedding day is special and we look forward to helping you make this important day beautiful and memorable.  There are numerous options available for your civil ceremony from a basic standard service to the inclusion of your own vows, poems, quotes or songs. Sample ceremonies are provided as part of our civil marriage services. Our staff will meet with you prior to your wedding to prepare your personalized ceremony.

Due to the civil nature of this service interested parties must be aware that there cannot be any religious connotations to the ceremony.

Guidelines For The Provision Of A Civil Marriage Ceremony

Marriage Commissioner Booking Form

Marriage Licence Application


Marriage Licence   $125.00 ($48 to Province of Ontario - net fee to Howick $77.00)
Civil Marriage         $300.00 + HST(during business hours, at municipal office)
                               $350.00 + HST(outside of business hours, alternate location)
Rehearsal               $50.00 + HST
Travel                     At current municipal mileage rate, locations outside of Howick Township

To apply for your marriage licence, book a civil wedding ceremony, or to obtain more information contact:

Township of Howick
Clerk’s Department 
44816 Harriston Rd.,
RR 1
Gorrie, ON N0G 1X0
Ph: 519-335-3208