COVID-19 UPDATE

Please be advise that as per the Provincial Lockdown, the Town of Grimsby is not accepting Commissioner of Oaths appointments during this period.

Commissioner of Oaths Services

The fee is $17 per document for a Grimsby resident or $22 per document for a non-resident.

A Commissioner of Oaths, also known as a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits, is not the same as a Notary Public. A Notary Public has much broader authority. If your document requires the signature of a Notary Public, or you require certified copies of documents, then you will need to contact a lawyer or a Notary.

The person signing the affidavit must appear before the Commissioner and must show proof of identity via Government issued photo identification such as a driver’s licence, or passport. The person signing the affidavit must sign the document in the presence of the Commissioner.

There is no guarantee that a document can be commissioned until the document is seen by the Commissioner.

The Commissioner cannot witness documents where there is a requirement to personally know the person for a certain length of time, ie. Passport Guarantor.

 

Documents the Town will Commission (including but not limited to):

  • Town of Grimsby generated documents
  • Domestic and Foreign Pension document also known as Proof of Life
  • Canadian Citizenship forms
  • Delayed Statement of Live Birth
  • Adult Name Change
  • Vehicle transfer of ownership to a family member
  • Child Travel Consent
  • Invitation letters for a visitor's VISA
  • Immunization exemption document
  • Statutory Declaration of Lost Identification
  • Statutory Declaration for OSAP – Statement of Common Law Status/Supporting Children
  • Amendment to Birth/ Death/ Marriage Certificate forms
  • Affidavit of Proof of Loss of Motor Vehicle/boat (from an insurance company)
  • Affidavit of Proof of Residency
  • Travel Industry Council of Ontario - Affidavit of Customer Claimant

Documents the Town cannot Commission:

  • Wills, Living Wills, Codicils to Wills or Estate Settlement documents
  • Power of Attorney
  • Divorce, separation, marriage or cohabitation documents
  • Custody documents
  • Documents related to debt
  • Real Estate documents
  • Court, Legal or Civil issue related documents
  • Declaration or Claimant and Indemnity
  • Statutory Declaration of Progress Payment Distribution – Holdback Security Deposits
  • Statement of Arrears
  • Certified True Copies
  • Declaration of a Translator
  • Age of Majority or BYID Card Application
  • Documents requiring the signature of a Notary Public, Canadian and Foreign

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