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The County of Dufferin has Commissioners of Oath that are available to officially witness your signature. A Commissioner of Oaths does not certify that the statements being made in the affidavit or statutory declaration are true, but only certifies that an oath or solemn affirmation has been administered properly.

Documents can be commissioned at the Dufferin County building in Orangeville by appointment only. Please call 519-941-2816 ext. 2500 to arrange an appointment. Please review the list of documents below that we will and will not commission.

All parties signing the document must be present before the Commissioner and must show valid government issued photo identification. There is no charge if you are a resident of the County, otherwise there is a fee of $50.00.

Documents we will commission 

There is no guarantee that a document can be commissioned until it is seen by the Commissioner. 

  • County of Dufferin generated documents
  •  Domestic and foreign pension or proof of life 
  •  Vehicle transfers (Ontario forms only) 

The Commissioner of Oaths will review the document you wish to have commissioned and reserves the right to refuse commissioning services of any document. It is at the sole discretion of the Commissioner of Oaths whether they choose to sign any document or declaration.

Documents we cannot commission 

More information about these services is on the province's website

  • anything specifically requiring a notary public 

  •  any documents requiring the signature of a guarantor (document will note this requirement) 
  •  court and/or legal documents (related to civil issues) 
  •  Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee (with or without a will) 
  •  certified true copies 
  •  custody documents 
  •  divorce, separation, marriage cohabitation (living in a common-law relationship) agreements 
  •  documents involving finance or debt (example: banking documents) 
  •  estate settlement documents 
  •  Power of Attorney 
  •  Ministry of Community and Social Services Family Responsibility Office forms 
  •  real estate matters (including sale, purchase and mortgages or rental lease agreement) 
  •  travel affidavit - parent's permission to allow children to travel outside of the Country 
  •  wills, estates and trusts

We are unable to provide certified true copies of documents that were not issued by the County of Dufferin.   

Note: A Commissioner of Oath is not a Notary Public. Should your document require a Notary Public, please contact a private law office or authorized notary public for assistance.
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