The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and continued need to take action to curb the spread of the virus in our community, Oakville Town Hall is temporarily closed to the public unless an appointment has been made for this service.
A commissioner for taking affidavits (also known as a Commissioner of Oaths) is a person authorized by the Province of Ontario to administer oaths or declarations when you sign an affidavit or statutory declaration. A Commissioner of Oaths does not certify that the statements being made in the affidavit or statutory declaration are true, but only certifies that an oath or solemn affirmation has been administered properly.
The Town Clerk’s office provides a Commissioner of Oaths to sign documents such as affidavits at their discretion, that include but are not limited to:
The Commissioner of Oaths will not sign documents related to the following: wills, trusts and estate matters, codicils to wills, powers of attorney, divorce, separation or custody, real estate transactions or theft.
The Town Clerk’s office does not provide Notary Public services and cannot notarize or provide certified copies of documents. A list of notary publics or lawyers can be found in your local phone directory or online.
The fee for commissioning affidavits is $40 (including tax), for up to two signatures, and may be paid by debit, MasterCard, Visa or American Express. There is no charge for pension documents.
This service is currently available for residents of Oakville and by appointment only on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The person(s) signing the affidavit must appear before the Commissioner of Oaths and must show government issued identification that contains a current photo, signature and current address, such as a valid driver's licence or Ontario Photo ID card. The documents must be completed prior to presenting them for the Commissioner of Oaths, with the exception of your signature. Affidavits must be signed in the presence of the Commissioner of Oaths.
Documents being signed must be written in English. If the person signing the affidavit does not speak English, interpreter services will be available through Language Line if required. It is at the sole discretion of the individual Commissioner of Oaths whether they choose to sign any document or declaration and they will not counsel or assist a person completing the affidavit document.
To schedule an appointment, or for more information, please call 905-815-6015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.