Temporary marriage commissioner

How it works

Temporary marriage commissioners are appointed for one day to perform a civil (non-religious) marriage ceremony.

This is a restricted program. Appointed temporary marriage commissioners:

  • must be eligible to be appointed
  • are appointed for one day
  • are only authorized to perform a civil (non-religious) marriage ceremony
  • may be appointed as a temporary marriage commissioner up to 3 times per calendar year

There is no cost to become a temporary marriage commissioner.

What’s important to know

The marriage commissioner program is not for a person registered with a religious body as a clergy/religious representative. Read more about registering as a religious marriage officiant to perform religious marriages in Alberta.

Contact this service

780-427-7013

310-0000, then
780-427-7013 (toll-free)

8:15 am - 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)

Related services

Register as a religious marriage officiant