Oaths and Declarations (Affidavits)

Commissioner of Oaths 

The Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act, 1990 empowers municipal clerks and other officials to take various types of declarations and to administer oaths.   

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.   

Commissioning Process  

Commissioning of documents will only be performed in person at Town Hall; the Town of Lincoln does not offer online services for the commissioning of documents.  

The person(s) signing the affidavit must show current government-issued identification bearing the photograph and signature of the declarant (such as a valid Driver's  License).

Please get in touch with the Clerk's Office by email or call 905-563-2799 ext. 513 to make an appointment and to:  

  • Ensure that there is a Commissioner of Oaths available;  
  • Get assistance in determining if the Commissioner is authorized to sign your document(s)
  • Confirm the applicable fee associated with your document(s)  
    • Resident: $24.00  
    • Non-Resident: $30.00  

Please note, staff reserve the right to refuse commissioning services of any document.  The tabs below highlight some documents the Town of Lincoln can and cannot commission.