COVID-19 Update

In accordance with the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework, City Hall is open to the public for in-person appointments for commissioner of oaths services for Durham Region residents. Please contact the Clerk’s Office at 905.420.4611 or to book an appointment.

The Clerk's Office, as a public service, commissions affidavits, declarations and certifies documents.  In order to have a document commissioned all parties required to sign the document must be present and must provide valid government-issued photo identification.  Documents cannot be signed before the Commissioner of Oaths has reviewed them, please also check that your document allows signing by a Commissioner of Oaths. 

Commissioners reserve the right to refuse commissioning services of any document.  Please note that we are not authorized to sign:

  • Age of Majority/Ontario photo ID applications
  • Any documents requiring the signature of a Guarantor
  • Court and/or Legal Documents (related to Civil Issues)
  • Custody Documents
  • Declaration of Claimant and Indemnity
  • Declaration for Replacement of Shares
  • Divorce, Separation, Marriage, or Cohabitation documents
  • Documents noting the signature of a Notary Public
  • Estate Settlement Documents
  • Incomplete documents
  • International educational institution or association documents, including photographs
  • Letters of Invitation (signed by Notary Public)
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Real Estate Documents, including Rental Lease Agreements
  • Transfers of money or estates of a deceased person
  • Wills, Living Wills, Codicil to a Will

 A Commissioner is available during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. 

The Commissioning fee is $25.00 for up to 5 signatures and $5.00 per additional signatures.

Please call 905.420.4611 for further information.

Notary Public 

If you require the services of a Notary Public, please contact the City Solicitor at 905.420.4626 to arrange an appointment. 

The cost of this service is $50.00 plus applicable taxes.