Certified True Copies by Ottawa Notary Public

Ottawa's full service notary public

Certified True Copies


At Bytowne Notary Public, Ottawa’s choice for notarial services, we have the official capacity and expertise to ensure that the veracity of your copied documents are assured for the multitude of settings in which such documents are relied upon or used everyday.
Requirements and Service Fees

Have your original documentation as well as your identification handy. In addition, it would be useful to have the copy or copies of your original documentation handy as well, with each page reproduced on a single page. Then, simply walk in and we’ll be glad to assist.

Service Fees:
Fee per notarization, or embossing, or certification of copy, or commissioning of oath:
  • first two - $25 each;
  • third - $20;
  • fourth and subsequent - $15 each
Note: We are open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm, and see clients without an appointment. However, we can open as late as 6pm if pre-arranged. We usually accept final clients for the day at 4:45pm. Arrivals from 4:45pm through to 6pm are charged a separate, one-time after-hours fee of $14.

Optional Fees For Other Services You May Additionally Select
  • Gold Seal: The above pricing applies to Dry Seal embossing. Some clients prefer Gold Seal embossing, which stands out and reads better if documents are photocopied or scanned, and which is more prestigious. $2 additionally per embossing
  • Additional Notary Information (Red Stamp): Notaries prevent fraud by checking identities and signatures. To ensure someone is really a notary, Canadian governments check against their database of notary seals and signatures. If the entity requiring you to notarize your document does not have access to this Canadian government database, your notary can give additional information to enable a general (“Law Society”) search to verify your notary’s identity. $6 additionally (one-time flat fee, not per page)
  • Digital Copy: Your notary is required to keep an electronic copy of your identity and document on file. As an option, this copy can be emailed to you. This is useful if you will be giving your notarized document to the entity requesting it, but you want to keep your copy or have a back-up copy. Maximum of 20 one-sided pages. $4 additionally (one-time flat fee, not per page)
  • Witnessing: We can provide you with up to two witnesses, in the event they are required in addition to the notarization of your document. $10 additionally per witness signature
  • Printing or Copying: We can provide you with a printing or copying service if you send your documents (by email) in advance to our office for printing, or bring your documents in for copying. This is especially useful for clients with large sets of documents, or without the time to print or copy before visiting our office. Our printing or copying rate is $0.40 per page
  • Fast Draft: Your notary can opt to draft your document if you don’t have one ready. A maximum of 2 pages per document applies. Complex documents will be charged a higher fee. $75 additionally for the first document and $35 for each additional document
1) Payment can be made by Interac, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Payment can also be made by cash. Unfortunately we are unable to accept cheques.
2) The harmonized sales tax (HST) will be added to fees.
Getting Started

Gather your original documentation, as well as your identification, then click on the “Find Us” button to visit our contact page for our location map.

We are located at 311 Lebreton Street South in Ottawa. The closest major intersection to our office is Booth Street and Carling Avenue. Simply visit us during office hours and we’ll be glad to assist you. You are always assured of a convenient, fast and friendly service.
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It is sometimes necessary to obtain and use copies of a document rather than the actual document itself. Also, in some instances, it may be necessary to swear as to the veracity of an online document or e-document.

In such instances, the original document (or online document) needs to be presented to a notary public so that a photocopy (or print out) may be made and certified to be a true or genuine copy of the original. This is effected through the affixing of the notary public’s seal, along with a statement to that effect, followed by the notary public’s signature.

As a result of these steps, the veracity of the copied document is assured to persons or authorities to whom the copied document is later presented.

311 Lebreton Street South,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 4L4