Notarizations

Ottawa's full service notary public

Notary Public

Introduction

At Bytowne Notary Public, we are able to provide all notary public services from our well appointed offices in Ottawa.

In addition, 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 notarize, within 48 hours of you providing us with all of the required information.
Requirements
Have your documentation for notarization 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 - $25
  • second - $25
  • third - $25
  • fourth - $20
  • fifth - $20
  • sixth and subsequent - $15 each
A Few Notes:
  • We are open on Monday from 9am to 6pm, on Tuesday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm, and on Friday from 9am to 4pm.
  • We can open as late as an hour beyond the closing times indicated above if pre-arranged.
  • We see clients without an appointment.
  • We usually accept final clients for the day 15 minutes before the closing times indicated above. Arrivals less than 15 minutes before closing time 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. $2 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 per document.
Note:
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

Simply gather the document(s) you intend to have notarized, or the information that will enable the creation of the document(s), 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

A notary public is a government-appointed official witness to the execution (signing and other legalization) of documents. A notary also administers oaths, solemn affirmations, and declarations for the purposes of affidavits and statutory declarations, and in addition, certifies copies of important documents. A notary can also draft documents, such as powers of attorney.

A deponent must be physically present before a notary, must prove his or her identity to the notary, and if attending with regard to a copy of a document, must provide the original of the document. For documents with multiple pages, a notary must affix a seal to each page of the document, in addition to signing at the affirmation point on the affirmation page.

In all Canadian jurisdictions it is an offence to swear, affirm or declare a false affidavit or statutory declaration.

EMAIL
service@bytownenotaryottawa.com
PHONE
613.355.0239
MAIL
311 Lebreton Street South,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 4L4
Canada
FAX
1.800.685.3691