Commissioner of Oaths Services

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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. and include affidavits, oaths, statutory declarations and foreign pension documents.

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. 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.

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 + applicable taxes for each document
Certified Copies $15 + applicable taxes for each document

For more information please contact the Clerk’s Division at 905-476-4301.