Commissioner of Oaths Services

Services and Hours of Operation

Commissioner of Oaths services are offered through the Town's Clerks Division, under the Commissioners for taking Affidavits Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.17, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Affidavits
  • Oaths
  • Statutory Declarations
  • Foreign Pension Documents

The Commissioner of Oaths will not sign:

  • Wills, Testaments and Estates
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Divorce, Separation and Custody
  • Real Estate
  • Court documents or any documents related to court proceedings
  • Any other documents requiring a Notary Public

Commissioner for Taking Affidavits

A Commissioner of Oaths is the same thing as a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits in Ontario. An Affidavit is a written statement of facts voluntarily made by a person under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law.

Out-of-Province and Foreign Jurisdictions

Documents involving out of province matters or real estate, wills/estates/power of attorney or foreign jurisdiction require the services of a notary/solicitor. Since the services vary, it is recommended that you contact the Clerks Division at 905-476-4301 in advance of your visit to confirm that your document can be commissioned by a Town Commissioner.

Notary Services

The Town does not provide the services of a Notary Public.

What you need to know:

The request for the Commissioner of Oaths service must be made in person by the same individual who will be taking the oath and signing the document. You must present one original piece of government issued photo identification (no copies permitted) : i.e. a valid driver's license or a valid passport.

All documents to be commissioned must be signed in the presence of the Commissioner of Oaths and not beforehand.


Commissioning of Documents: $15 plus applicable taxes for each document.

Certified Copies: $15 plus applicable taxes for each document.

For more information please contact the Clerks Division at 905-476-4301.

Contact Us

26557 Civic Centre Rd,
Keswick, ON  L4P 3G1

T: 905-476-4301 / 705-437-2210
F: 905-476-8100

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.