The Office of the Chancellor acts in the name of the bishop as the official ecclesial notary, and head archivist of the diocese.
The Office is also delegated to deal with permissions and dispensations for those preparing for marriage.
The Office is also delegated to give permission for speakers (including priests) coming from outside the diocese.
Priests may also need various forms which are available from the Chancery Office as well.
"In every curia a chancellor is to be appointed whose principal function, unless particular law establishes otherwise, is to take care that acts of the curia are gathered, arranged and safeguarded in the archive of the curia." (Code of Canon Law #482)
Father Adrian Martens is the appointed Chancellor of the Diocese of Calgary since August 2015 with primary responsibilities of granting marriage dispensations, nullity and sanations. Other responsibilities of the Chancellor include the management function of gathering, arranging and safeguarding curial records and to provide administrational service concerning vital statistics, clergy, sacraments and parish pastoral reports.