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Ontario. Ministry of Government Services

Office of the Registrar General, Certificates for Births, Deaths and Marriages

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Record #: OAK0779 Last Full Update: 10 Mar 2014
Contact Numbers
Office PhoneToronto Office 416-325-8305
Toll Free Phone1-800-461-2156
for expedited and emergency requests only 807-343-7411
Contact Information
Address & Map
777 Bay St, Rm M2-49
Toronto, ON M5G 2C8
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Located In CommunityToronto
Mailing Addressc/o Office of the Registrar General 
PO Box 4600 
189 Red River Rd, 3rd Floor 
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6L8
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Service Details
Areas ServedOntario
Description* applications for a birth, marriage or death certificate registered in Ontario can be made online  
* the application will be processed in up to 15 days * or premium online service, for an extra charge, can be delivered in five business days 
* visit Identification and Certificates to apply 
Birth certificate: 
* the birth must be registered in Ontario to use the online service before applying for a birth certificate  
* if you have not registered the birth of your child and the child is less than one year old 
use the 4-in-1 Newborn Bundle 
4-in-1 Newborn Bundle: 
* use this service to apply for: 
birth registration * birth certificate * social insurance number * Canada Child Benefits, including the Ontario Child Benefit 
* change your sex designation on your birth registration and birth certificate  
The Office of the Registrar General holds Ontario records for: 
* births that happened during the past 95 years  
* marriages that happened during the past 80 years  
* deaths that happened during the past 70 years  
* to obtain records prior to that time contact The Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian MacDonald Blvd. Toronto, ON M7A 2C5 
Service standards for paper applications not submitted online: 
* 6 to 8 weeks 
* 10 business days (plus shipping time), proof of urgency required 
* in person at ServiceOntario, 47 Sheppard Avenue East, 4th Floor, Unit 417 Toronto, ON M2N 5X5 with $30 surcharge fee 
* 2 business days plus shipping time * proof of urgency required 
HoursMon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Application* visit Identification and Certificates to apply online 
* credit card, cheque, money order, debit is accepted as payment depending on the type of application  
* Request for Emergency Service and payments in cash or debit can only be made in person at the Toronto office at 47 Sheppard Avenue East, 4th Floor, Unit 417 
* forms for birth, marriage or death certificates are available at ServiceOntario centres
FeesService ; visit the website for up to date fee schedules
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Service Level(30) Provincial Government
Service CategoriesDeath Related Records/Permits ; Marriage Certificates ; Name Change Assistance