The City of Port Colborne provides Commissioner of Oaths Services.

A commissioner is a person authorized by the Province of Ontario to take oaths or declarations of an affidavit or a statutory declaration.

A commissioner is not the same as a Notary Public. The City does not keep a list of Notary Publics, however Lawyers often provide this service.

The commissioner is not responsible for the content of the affidavit. The person signing the document is responsible for understanding the details of the document and ensuring the contents are accurate.

Fees (per signature)

  • $15 – payable by cash or debit
  • Pension – Proof of Life (no charge)


Please bring valid government issued photo identification.

Documents that can be commissioned

  • Municipal Business
  • Domestic and Foreign Pension Documents (Proof of Life)
  • Vital Statistics Forms (Legal Change of Name Forms, Delayed Statement of Birth)
  • Immunization Exemption Forms
  • Sworn Statement for the transfer of a family gift of a used vehicle in the Province of Ontario
  • Affidavit of an Unregistered Vehicle
  • Other documents clearly requesting the signature of a Commissioner of Oaths

Documents that cannot be commissioned

  • Documents that require the signature of a Notary Public
  • Wills, living wills, and codicils to wills
  • Estate documents
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Land Transfer documents
  • Real estate documents
  • Contract agreements
  • Divorce, separation or custody
  • Passport (in lieu of a guarantor)
  • Documents related to debt or bankruptcy
  • We do not certify true copies of documents (for example: identification)