Site: Office of the Registrar General

Description (Service) Issues certificates for births, deaths, marriages and adoptions that occurred in Ontario * administers name changes * registers clergy to perform marriages

Service Details
Public Comments New polymer birth certificates are available as of April 15, 2015 * old birth certificates are still valid and do not need to be replaced
Hours ServiceOntario Counter Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm * Telephone contact centre Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Open to all
Application Regular service
Mail, courier or fax applications to Thunder Bay office -- 6-8 weeks
Online certificate application -- 15 business days plus shipping time

Fast services -- some restrictions apply * call or visit website for details
Online premium service -- 5 business days * $55 surcharge
In person applications -- 2 business days plus shipping time (Emergency service) * proof of urgency required * $55 surcharge

Statement of Live Birth -- download application

5-in-1 Newborn Bundle -- register birth and apply for birth certificate, Social Insurance Number and Canada and Ontario child benefits all at once * also, referral to an Education Savings Plan provider * must apply online
Languages English ; French
Fees Vary based on type of document or service requested * name change due to marriage free if within 90 days
Address and Location
Located In Community North York Central
Address & Map
ServiceOntario Counter
47 Sheppard Ave E, 4th Fl, Unit 417
Toronto, ON M2N 5X5
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Intersection Yonge St and Sheppard Ave E
Mailing Address PO Box 4600 
Ontario Government Building 
189 Red River Rd 
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6L8
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible building including main entrance and barrier free washrooms
Contact Information
Office Phone 416-325-8305
Toll Free Phone ServiceOntario 1-800-461-2156
TTY Phone 1-800-268-7095
Fax 1-807-343-7459

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