Scope and duration of the authorization

The table below indicates, for each category of officiant, where they are authorized to act, and the duration of their authorization.

Category Territory Duration of the authorization
Minister of religion Throughout Québec Time period granted in the authorization letter
Clerk or deputy clerk of the Superior Court Throughout Québec As long as they remain in office
Mayor, municipal or borough council member, or municipal officer Only in the territory of their municipality Until the end of their term in office OR, at the latest, the next election date
Notary Throughout Québec As long as they are registered in due form on the roll of the Chambre des notaires du Québec
Designated officiant (a family member, a loved one or a friend) Only in the judicial district indicated in the authorization letter Valid only for the marriage or civil union in question

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Reviewed: 2023-08-10

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