Marriage License

Marriage LicenseMarriages are performed in Yukon by Religious Representatives (Clergy), Justices of the Peace or Marriage Commissioners licensed by the Government of Yukon. These individuals are responsible for forwarding completed Registrations to Vital Statistics.

Step 1: Applying for a Marriage Licence

  • The Marriage Act requires that you obtain a Marriage Licence before getting married in Yukon. The licence does not mean that you are married, but that you may get married any time during the three-month term of the licence. There is a 24-hour waiting period once the license is issued before the marriage can take place.
  • The bride and groom must apply in person to the Marriage Licence Issuer in your community. If this is not possible, check with the Whitehorse Vital Statistics Office at 867-667-5207

For more information visit: www.hss.gov.yk.ca/marriage_how.php