Ministry of Justice

Obtaining a Divorce Certificate

If you are already divorced and you are looking to obtain your divorce certificate, you will need to request it from the Supreme Court registry where your divorce was filed. A Certificate of Divorce can be issued any time after 31 days have passed from the date of the divorce order. The cost for a divorce certificate is $40 Canadian.

To request the divorce certificate by mail, please send a letter to the Supreme Court registry where your divorce was filed. The letter must contain either the court file number or the full names of both parties to the divorce as they appear on the divorce order. If you have a copy of your final order, it will assist registry staff if you include a copy. The letter must also include your mailing address, telephone number, and a cheque or money order payable to the Minister of Finance for $50 in Canadian funds (includes $10 mailing fee).

The following sources can provide additional information on obtaining a divorce certificate:

If you are unsure of the location where your divorce was filed, your best course of action would be to contact the Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings for Canada, located in Ottawa. They will not be able to provide you with the document, however, they will be able to confirm at which registry your divorce was filed. They can be reached at:

Telephone: 613 957-4519
Facsimile: 613 941-2520
Website: Central Registry of Divorce Proceedings (CRDP)