Licensing Information


The Clerks Department is responsible for the following licences (with more details below):
Marriage Licences
Lottery Licences
Taxi Driver / Owner Licences 
Refreshment Vehicles
Itinerant Vendors (previously Hawkers & Peddlers)

Hours Issued - 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
License fee - $125.00 by cash, cheque or debit

The application forms for marriage licenses can be obtained in the Municipal Clerk's Department (905) 372-4301 at
Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Cobourg and we have provided a complete package of information below.

For people who were divorced outside of Canada, please click on the link below for information/requirements.

Foreign Divorce Requirements


By-law #006-2014, A By-law for Licensing and Regulating Lotteries in the Corporation of the Town of Cobourg

A Lottery Scheme is defined as any scheme that has the following three components: a prize; a chance to win the prize; and consideration (a fee). Therefore, Lottery Licences are required if money is paid for a chance to win a prize.


In Ontario, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is responsible for regulating licensed Lottery Events conducted by charitable organizations to raise funds for their charitable purposes. Order-in-Council 1413/08 and the Gaming Control Act, 1992 provide that Municipal Councils may issue Lottery Licences to charitable organizations on behalf of the Province of Ontario.


Municipalities issue Licences for various Lottery Events such as Break-Open tickets, Raffles under $50,000 and BINGO Events. Municipal Lottery Licences can only be obtained from your local Municipal Office. In order for an organization to be issued a Town of Cobourg Municipal Lottery Licence, they must first pre-qualify and be registered with the Town of Cobourg.


Municipal Lottery Licensing Eligibility Questionnaire


Municipal Lottery Licensing Guide for Charitable Organizations


Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) Lottery Forms and Information



Taxicab Drivers and Owners BY-LAW 014-2014 PDF
A "taxicab" means a motor vehicle having a seating capacity of not more than six persons, exclusive of the Driver, hired for a Trip forf the exclusive transportation of one person or group of persons, with one Fare being collected or made for the Trip. 

Taxicab Owners and Taxicab Drivers are required to renew Licences annually by March 31 of each year. 

Taxicab Fares are regulated by Cobourg Municipal Council and may be amended from time to time. 

Taxicab Driver's Licence Application Form

Taxicab Owner's Licence Application Form

List of Taxicab Companies licensed by The Corporation of the Town of Cobourg

Taxicap Fares / Taxicab Passenger Bill of Rights Taxicab Passenger Bill of Rights 

Taxicab Complaint Form 

Taxicab Compliment Form 

ITINERANT VENDOR LICENCE (formerly Hawkers and Peddlers)

Itinerant Vendor By-law No. 032-2012

Itinerant Vendor Application Form

Itinerant Vendors includes persons who go from place to place or to a particular place for a temporary period with goods, wares or merchandise for sale. This activity is regulated by By-law Number 032-2012.

The license fee is $500.00 annually.

Copies of the above noted by-laws are available in the
Municipal Clerk's Office.