Document Commissioning

commissioning services

A Commissioner for Taking Affidavits/Commissioner of Oaths is an individual who, by virtue of their office or by appointment through the Ministry of the Attorney Governor for the Province of Ontario, has the authority to administer an oath and take affidavits, declarations and affirmations. A Commissioner's stamp and seal is affixed to the document once the oath has been taken and signatures have been sworn.

Those requiring the service of a Commissioner should contact the Office of the Clerk prior to attending City Hall to book an appointment. The person swearing or affirming to a document must appear before the Commissioner of Oaths. Proper identification such as a valid driver's license, current passport or any other government issued photo identification must be presented.

In the event you do not have photo identification, the Office of the City Clerk will not commission the document.

Please contact the Office of the Clerk to book an appointment for document commissioning.

Please call 905-227-6613 or email for an appointment.

The City cannot notarize documents. A list of Notary Publics and Lawyers who notarize documents can be found in a telephone directory or online.

Fees: As of January 1, 2019
Commissioning Fees for Thorold Resident(s)
$20.00 for the document
$5.00 for each additional document
$20.00 for preparation of the document
No fee for pension form
* All fees are subject to H.S.T.
Commissioning Fees for Non-Resident(s)
$30.00 for the document
$5.00 for each additional document
$20.00 for preparation of the document
No fee for pension form
* All fees are subject to H.S.T.
 The Commissioner of Oaths will sign documents related to the following:
  • Vehicle transfer of ownership
  • Insurance claims
  • Pension plan
  • Domestic and Foreign Pension – Proof of Life (no Fee)
  • Certification of an identifiable individual's signature
  • Government-related forms
  • Life certificates for foreign pensions
  • Consent to travel with children (travel letters)
  • Proof of Loss
 The Commissioner of Oaths will not sign documents related to the following:
  • Wills, living wills, and codicils to wills
  • Estate documents
  • Land transfer documents
  • Powers of attorney
  • Divorce, separation or custody
  • Theft
  • Real estate documents
  • Court documents or documents related to court proceedings
  • Documents that require the signature of a Notary Public
  • Passport (in lieu of guarantor)
  • Proof of residency
  • Documents related to finances (banking information, RRSP, Canada Savings Bonds)
  • Declaration of a Translator
  • Age of Majority or BYID Card applications
  • Documents related to debt

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