Commissioner of Oaths
- A Paralegal is entitled to be a Commissioner of Oaths in accordance with the Commissioners for taking Affidavits Act.
- A Commissioner can administer you swearing or affirming that your statement is true.
- Filling out an Affidavit has the same effect as swearing or affirming in a court of law.
- Swearing an Oath is used with a Bible and Affirming an Oath is without a bible. You have the right to either swear or affirm your oath.
- You should be familiar with the contents of what you are asking to be commissioned and be prepared to show photo identification prior to swearing the document.
- An affidavit or similar document can be prepared for an additional fee if you have not been provided with one.
- A Commissioner can not commission a document that specifically requests a Notary Public to administer the document.
When do you need an Affidavit?
- An Affidavit can be required in court for statements in Small Claims, Family or a Civil Suit.
- Transferring or gifting a vehicle between family members.
- Birth Certificates where a change in status is requested.
- Applying for a municipal zoning variance or bylaw change.