Commissioning of documents and affidavits

Most sworn statements and declarations may be commissioned in the Clerk's Office by a commissioner for taking affidavits. A commissioner for taking affidavits (also known as commissioner of oaths) is not the same as a notary public. A commissioner has authority only to administer oaths and take affidavits. A notary public has much broader authority. If your document requires the signature of a notary, or you require certified copies of documents, then you will need to contact a lawyer or a notary. The person signing the affidavit must show government issued identification that contains a current photo and a signature, such as a valid driver's license. You are required to sign in the presence of the commissioner.

This service is available between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

The fee for commissioning affidavits is $35 (including tax), for up to two signatures, and may be paid by cash, money order, certified cheque, debit or credit card.

To schedule an appointment, or for more information please call 905-815-6015 or email townclerk@oakville.ca.