Notary Public Service in Richmond Hill, GTA and Toronto Area.
Having been called to the bar in Ontario, the lawyers at Pettle Law provide a Notary Public service (sometimes referred to as a “Commissioner of Oaths”).
They have a lifetime appointment, and their commission never expires. Such notary services are normally needed in one of the two following scenarios:
You will need to bring the following to your appointment for notary services:
**NOTE**: We do not accept OHIP cards as a form of ID.
Who can be a notary public in Ontario?
A notary public has all the powers for taking affidavits and can verify that signatures, marks and copies of documents are true or genuine. According to the Ontario Notaries Act, every certified lawyer is automatically eligible for taking affidavits.
What is a commissioner for taking affidavits?
A commissioner for taking affidavits is a person who can legally administer an oath, affirmation or declaration that a legal document is true or genuine.
Can I get something notarized on behalf of a family member or friend?
If you need to have a signature notarized, the person who is signing the document must come to the notary appointment to sign in the presence of a notary. However, if you need a copy of a document certified, you can get the copy notarized for your friend, family member, etc., as long as you present the original document to the notary.
What type of documents can you notarize at Pettle Law?
We can notarize certified true copies of almost any document, including death certificates, marriage certificates, birth certificates, diplomas, degrees, passports, and last wills and testaments.
Can Your lawyers provide me with legal advice regarding the document I want to notarize?
No, our lawyers cannot provide you with legal advice about the documents being notarized. As the documents our lawyers notarize for you may eventually be sent to all different types of government agencies, courts, or other authorities (whether in Canada or a different country), they cannot provide you with advice about what those institutions require or the next steps to take in your matter. All they can do is follow your instructions and notarize the documents based on the requirements for a Notary Public in Ontario.
Can you draft a document to be notarized for me?
Our lawyers have experience drafting a number of documents for our clients, including but not limited to the following:
• Statutory Declarations
• Invitation Letters
• Consent to Travel Letters
Please note that there will be additional fees involved with drafting documents for you, and it will be very important for you to provide specific instructions about all of the information and details you want included in your documents.