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Service: Obtaining a copy of a Certificate of Divorce Decree

Record #: CWD6518
Last Modified: 29 May 2024
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

For more information see Finding Divorce Files in Ontario on the Archives of Ontario website

Archives of Ontario

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Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
18 year(s) and up
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Languages English
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Service Categories Court Services
Service Category Groups Government / Legal

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