Obtaining a copy of a Certificate of Divorce Decree

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Record #: CWD6518
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2020
Last Full Update: 17 Dec 2020


Description (Service) To find a divorce file, you need the file number, the year of the divorce and the name of the county or district where the divorce took place. 
Anyone wanting to obtain a copy of a Divorce Order or Certificate of Divorce Decree must get it from the court where the divorce was heard. Contact the Ministry of the Attorney General's website to locate court offices: 
Ontario Court Locations 
If you do not know where in Canada your divorce was started, contact: 
Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings 
Department of Justice 
284 Wellington St  
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8 
(613) 957-4519 * if obtaining the information by telephone, please make sure you have: the full name and date of birth for both you and your former spouse and the date you married 
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If the divorce was granted in Ontario prior to 1979, documentation can be obtained from the Archives of Ontario (staff will require the year the divorce was granted, court location and the court file number, if you do not have this information, call the Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings Office first): 
Archives of Ontario 
134 Ian Macdonald Boulevard 
Toronto ON M7A 2C5 
(416) 327-1600 
Toll Free: 1-800-668-9933 (Ontario only) email reference@ontario.ca 
For more information see Finding Divorce Files in Ontario on the Archives of Ontario website 
Archives of Ontario

Service Details

Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
Languages English

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Located In Community Ontario

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