Please note that the municipality does not have a Notary Public on staff. If your documents require a Notary Public, you should contact a Lawyer's office.
What's the Difference between a Notary Public verses Commissioner?
A commissioner is not the same as a Notary Public. The Township does not have a Notary Public on staff. A commissioner can only administer oaths and take affidavits. A Notary Public, under the Notaries Act, can commission and certify documents as true copies to verify signatures. If you require a document to be “notarized” as opposed to “commissioned”, the person administering the oath or affidavit is generally a lawyer.
To have a Document Commissioned:
- All parties required to sign the document must be present and provide valid photo identification;
- The entire document must be presented;
- Staff will review the document to determine if the document meets specifications; and
- If the paperwork is in order, all parties named in the document will then swear an oath of truth and the document will be stamped and sealed.
Please Note: The municipality reserves the right to copy any documents commissioned for the township record and reserves the right to refuse commissioning services of any document.
The Commissioner cannot commission documents in any language other than English, as they are unable to validate the information.
Type of Commissioning
$10 per signature (plus HST)
Vital Statistics Act Documents