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Licenses and Services

Marriage Licenses - Not Available Until Further Notice Due to Covid-19

Applications for a marriage license may be obtained from the Clerk's Office or at https://www.ontario.ca/page/getting-married  

Both applicants are required to complete and sign the application.

Appointment Required
Please contact Bobbi McCann, 613-257-6215 for an appointment to obtain a marriage license.

License Fees:
Residents of Carleton Place - $140.00
Non-residents - $160.00.

Other Requirements
  • Two pieces of government issued photo identification per applicant
  • Original or court certified true copy of Certificate of Divorce (if applicable)

Wedding Ceremonies

  • Town Officiants are available after regular business hours to conduct wedding ceremonies either in the historic Council Chambers or off-site 
  • Prior to the ceremony, both participants are required to meet with the Officiant in order to clarify the details of your ceremony. 
  • Ceremonies can be customized to suit your needs.  

For further information, please contact:

Bobbi McCann, Clerk's Assistant

Wedding Ceremony Cost
Wedding ceremony by a Town Officiant, is $400.00 

Commissioner of Oaths

The 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 Stacey Blair at 613-257-6212 or sblair@carletonplace.ca 

Salesperson's Licence

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.  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.  

Taxi Licenses

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.  Please allow at least two business days in order for staff to process your application

Lottery Licenses

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. Please allow at least two business days for staff to process your application.

Dog and/or Cat License

Residents are reminded that under By-law 25-2005 every dog or cat owner is required to register their animals. For cats, it is a one-time registration. Dog owners are required to purchase an annual license for each dog. These requirements are in place to assist the animal control officers in ensuring that any lost, injured or stray animals can be returned to their owners.

Licenses can be purchased at the Town Hall during regular business hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m and Friday from 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

If you would prefer, the form can be printed off and filled out ahead of time and brought in when you come to Town Hall to pay.