Vital Statistics

We have provided information below for those in need of documentation related to birth registrations or marriage certificates. These registrations and certificates are obtained through the:

Office of the Registrar General
189 Red River Road, P. O. 4600,
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6L8
Phone: 1-800-461-2156


Births occurring in Howick are no longer registered with the municipality.  Service Ontario receives requests for new or replacement birth certificates and certified copies of birth registrations at Service Ontario.  If you have not yet received a birth certificate, please contact the Office of the Registrar General at 1-800-461-2156 or visit the Service Ontario website.


After the marriage ceremony, the completed marriage license must be mailed for registration to the Office of the Registrar General. Once the license has been registered, you may apply for a marriage certificate online through the Service Ontario website.

  • Guidelines For The Provision Of A Civil Marriage Ceremony
  • Marriage Commissioner Booking Form
  • Marriage Licence Application

View Forms & Permits


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)

$50.00 + HST

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 the Clerk's Department.