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Commissioner for Oaths

Commissioner for Oaths

A Commissioner for Oaths is a person authorized to administer and witness the swearing of oaths or solemn affirmations as it relates to affidavits for legal matters. Commissioners may witness declarations, however, they do not certify the truth of the statements contained in a document.

Please be advised that the Commissioner is not responsible for the content of the affidavit; it is the responsibility of the person whose signature is being commissioned (the deponent). The deponent must understand not only the details to which he or she will attest but also the fact that he or she is swearing an oath that the details are correct.

Commissioning of oaths is offered by appointment only. 

A commissioner for taking affidavits (also known as commissioner of oaths) is not the same as a notary public. A commissioner has authority only to administer oaths and take affidavits. 

What do I need to do to get something commissioned?

Appointments for Commissioner for Oaths services are available during City Hall's regular office hours. To make an appointment for this service, please contact the office of the City Clerk at 306-236-3622.

What do I need to bring?

  • All persons that will be signing the document must be physically present.
  • Each person signing must provide valid government issued photo identification containing their signature.
  • The document(s) that you need to be signed and commissioned.

The Commissioner will first review the document(s) to determine if they meet their specification. The Commissioner reserves the right to refuse commissioning services of any document.

Documents that are in any language other than English will not be commissioned, as we cannot validate the information that is sworn. There will be no exceptions.

Additional information about commissioners is available through the provincial website here