The Township of Springwater provides Commissioner of Oath services. We take affidavits and commission oaths and declarations. The Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Director of Finance, and Deputy Treasurer are commissioners for the municipality. You are responsible for the content and correctness of the document you are getting commissioned.
Notary Public versus Commissioner
A commissioner is not the same as a Notary Public. The Township does not have a Notary Public on staff. A commissioner can only administer oaths and take affidavits. A Notary Public, under the Notaries Act, can commission and certify documents as true copies to verify signatures. If you require a document to be “notarized” as opposed to “commissioned”, the person administering the oath or affidavit is generally a lawyer.
The fee for commissioning a document is $10.
Call us at 705-728-4784 x2015 to ask if we can help you with your document and to check that a Commissioner of Oaths is available before you come see us.
- Bring a current government issued photo identification with a signature on it.
- Sign documents in the presence of the commissioner. Do not sign the document prior to meeting with a commissioner.
- Understand that the commissioner has the right to refuse commissioning services for any document.
- Township staff will not commission documents that are in any language other than English.