Licenses and Services
Congratulations on your recent engagement. Applications for a marriage license may be obtained from the Clerk's Office during regular office hours or from the Ontario Government Web Site at http://www.gov.on.ca/
Both applicants are required to complete and sign the application. Once this step is done, in order to serve you better, please contact Bobbi McCann, Clerk's Assistant at 613-257-6215 in order to arrange an appointment for the issuance of the license. The fee for a marriage license for residents of Lanark County is $140.00 (as of February 2015) and the fee for non-residents of Lanark County is $160.00, payable by cash or Interac.
In addition to receiving a marriage licence, couples may also have a civil wedding ceremony performed by the Town Clerk.
Prior to a wedding ceremony, a meeting with the Clerk is a requirement in order to ensure an understanding of the ceremony by both participants. A meeting with the Clerk may be arranged in advance by the scheduling of an appointment. Ceremonies can be performed, Monday to Friday, during regular office hours. Please note that dates and times for a wedding ceremony are limited due to other work related commitments by the Town Clerk.
The cost of a wedding ceremony is currently $200.00 payable in advance to the Town of Carleton Place. Couples are responsible for the provision of their own witnesses (two) for the ceremony. For an appointment or for further information, please contact Bobbi McCann, Clerk’s Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 613-257-6215.
Commissioner of Oaths
The Town of Carleton Place does offer a commissioner of oaths service, by appointment only, through the Clerk's Office. Once an appointment has been confirmed, the individual or persons required to execute the document must attend the Clerk's Office and provide personal identification that includes your photo and signature. Please note that not all documents can be commissioned. Examples that cannot be commissioned include wills, codicils to wills, power of attorney forms, divorce, separation or custody documents, and non-municipal real estate documents. Also, if your document requires a notarized signature, please contact your legal counsel as this type of document cannot be commissioned. The current fee for the commissioning of a document is $15.00 payable to the Town of Carleton Place. For an appointment or for further information, please contact the Clerk at 613-257-6211.
The Town of Carleton Place requires by law that every person who sells goods, wares or merchandise door to door or at a particular place obtains a salesperson's license. For further information on the Salesperson's License, you may contact Bobbi McCann at 613-257-6215 or the Clerk at 613- 257-6211. Please allow at least two business days in order for staff to process your application.
Refreshment Vehicle Licenses
In order to operate a mobile chip wagon, canteen truck or refreshment cart a license must be obtained from the municipality. Along with an application, the operator must obtain written approvals from the local health unit, fire department as well as adequate insurance. If it is a located wagon, a letter of permission from the property owner is required, as well as site plan approval from Council. Various fees apply. Contact Bobbi McCann at 613-257-6215 or the Clerk for further information. In order to receive your license, phone 613-257-6211 for an appointment. Please allow at least two business days in order for staff to process your application.
The Town of Carleton Place issues taxi licenses to both the operator of the business and to individual drivers. The licenses, issued annually, are valid until December 31st of each year. Currently an Operator's License is $100.00 while a Driver's License is $ 30.00
Applicants are required to complete an application form with supporting documentation and to submit the required fee. A separate background check and fee must be obtained from the police and paid prior to the issuance of a license. Further information may be obtained by contacting Bobbi McCann at 613-257-6215 or the Clerk at 613-257-6211. Please allow at least two business days in order for staff to process your application
As a reminder to residents, prior to the selling of raffle or break open lottery tickets, be sure to obtain a lottery license from the municipality. The cost of a license is 3% of the total value of the prize offered. For further information, please contact Bobbi McCann, Clerk's Assistant at 613-257-6215, or the Clerk at 613-257-6211. Please allow at least two business days for staff to process your application.