Commissioner of Oaths Services

Services and hours of operation

Commissioner of Oaths services are offered through the Town's Clerk's 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.

Services include

  • affidavits
  • oaths
  • statutory declarations
  • foreign pension documents

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-provice 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 Clerk’s Division at 905-476-4301, ext. 2291 in advance of your visit to confirm that your document can be commissioned by a Town Commissioner.

Notary services

The Town does not provide Notary Public services.

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 Clerk’s 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.