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Steps to getting married in Alberta, including licences, certificates and registration, and information about who can legally perform a marriage ceremony.

Services and information

Marriage commissioners perform civil (non-religious) marriages for or near their communities.

Marriage officiants are people with the legal authority to perform a marriage.

You must get an Alberta marriage licence before you can get married in Alberta.

There are steps you must take to get married in Alberta.

The Government keeps a record of all registered marriages that take place in Alberta and can only issue documents for these marriages.

Religious organizations must be recognized by Vital Statistics to perform lawful marriages in Alberta.

All marriages performed in Alberta must be registered with the Alberta government.

Registering clergy or religious representatives to perform marriages in Alberta.

Temporary marriage commissioners are appointed for one day to perform a civil (non-religious) marriage ceremony in Alberta.