Marriage

Steps to getting married in Alberta, including licences, certificates and registration, and information for marriage officiants.

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.

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

Register a clergy member or religious representative of your religious organization to perform marriages in Alberta.

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