Ottawa Commissioner of Oaths

Ottawa's full service notary public

Commissioner of Oaths


At Bytowne Notary Public, Ottawa’s choice for the commissioning of oaths, we have the professional capacity on staff to fulfill all of your Commissioner of Oaths requirements.

If you don’t have your document already drafted or available, our Fast Draft process means we can have one ready for you to sign, and for us to commission, within 48 hours of you providing us with all of the required information.
Requirements and Service Fees

Have the document(s) you intend to have commissioned, as well as your identification, ready. 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 the document(s) you intend to have commissioned, 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.

If Fast Draft is required, we will commence work on drafting your document immediately following an initial consultation to acquire relevant details and a method of payment.
Learn More

Commissioners of Oaths are persons provincially empowered to administer and witness the swearing of oaths or solemn affirmations in the taking of an affidavit for any legal matter.

Commissioners of Oaths are also empowered to witness any declaration as required under a statute. The person swearing an oath, making an affirmation or making a declaration is called a deponent or declarant.

A commissioner of oaths only certifies that the required oath or affirmation or declaration has been properly administered, rather than certifying the truth of the statements contained in a document, which remains the responsibility of the declarant or deponent.

In most provinces, a Commissioner of Oaths must administer the oath or declaration in the manner prescribed by law. This requires that the deponent be physically present before the Commissioner of Oaths. Also, the Commissioner of Oaths must be satisfied about the authenticity of the identity and signature of the deponent or declarant before affixing a seal, stamp and signature. The signature of the deponent or declarant can usually be confirmed by comparing the signature on a piece of identification, such as a driver's licence or a provincial health insurance card.

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