** Walk-In – An Appointment Is Not Necessary **
We have qualified personnel on hand to act in the following roles:
- A Notary Public is a person authorized under the Notaries Act to do various things, including the commissioning of documents and the certification of documents as true copies and to verify signatures. All lawyers are notaries for life.
- A Commissioner of Oaths is a person authorized by the Province of Ontario to take an oath or declaration when you sign an Affidavit or Statutory Declaration. The Commissioner of Oaths then certifies that they have done so in the “jurat” at the bottom of an affidavit or statutory declaration. Most of our staff members are commissioners.
Notarization of documents
A document can be notarized by being signed before and in the presence of a Public Notary. Before signing, the Notary will ask to see a current identification document or card with a photograph, physical description and signature. A driver’s license, military ID or passport will usually be acceptable.
A notarized copy is a photocopy of an original document that has been certified by a Notary Public to be a true and accurate copy of the original document.
The Notary Public will sign, stamped and seal the notarized copy.
Commissioning of documents (Affidavits and Statutory Declarations)
Affidavits and Statutory Declarations are written statements which must be executed under oath before a Notary Public or a person authorized as a Commissioner of Oaths. Before signing, the Notary Public or the Commissioner will ask to see a current identification document or card with a photograph, physical description and signature. A driver’s license, military ID or passport will usually be acceptable.
Notarization of a Document: $50.00 per document
Preparation of Affidavit: Typically $100 – $200 (Dependant on time spent. Amount may vary.)
Commissioning of a Document: $20.00 per document