Licences and Services

Marriage Licences – Available by Appointment 

For further inquiries, please contact Bobbi McCann, 613-257-6215 or Stacey Blair, 613-257-6212.

Please fill out this Application for a Marriage Licence form which will then be electronically submitted to the Clerk’s Department.  

Marriage Licence Fees:
Town of Carleton Place Residents – $140.00         Non-residents – $160.00

Onsite Civil Ceremonies (price includes ceremonies and 1 hour rental of building)


Carleton Place Residents – $468.25

Non-residents $502.75

Offsite Civil Ceremonies (price does not include mileage) – $400

Other Information:

A valid marriage licence is required.  It can be from Carleton Place or any municipality in Ontario as long as its valid.
The couple being married must have two witnesses in attendance at the ceremony.
Ceremonies are available weekday evenings, Friday afternoons and anytime on weekends.

For further information, please contact: Stacey Blair, Clerk

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 January 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

To legally sell of raffle or break open lottery tickets, a lottery licence must be obtained from the Town. 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 (sometimes referred to as dog tag) 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.

The Treasury Department would appreciate if you could fill out the form below, and drop off the form, including payment, in an envelope in the mail slot at the Police Station located at 15 Coleman Street.

Dog and Cat Licence Form