Oxford County offers Commissioner of Oaths services for documents such as affidavits and statutory declarations. Commissioner of Oaths services are available during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, at the Oxford County Administration Building at 21 Reeve Street, Woodstock. We accept cash, credit and debit.

We strongly encourage declarants to make an appointment for commissioning services to ensure that a commissioner will be available. When booking your appointment, please describe your document to one of our commissioners to make sure it is one we are authorized to sign.

To book an appointment with our Customer Service Department please send an e-mail or call us at 519-539-9800 x 3915.

A Commissioner of Oaths is not the same as a Notary Public. If your document requires the signature of a Notary Public or you require certified true copies of a document, you will need to contact a private lawyer or a Notary Public, as the County does not provide these services.


The person(s) taking the oath (swearing that the contents of the document are true) must:

  • Sign the document in the presence of the Commissioner
  • Present an original piece of government issued photo identification including the deponent’s signature e.g., a valid driver's licence, passport, etc. (copies are not accepted)
  • The document must be complete before signing - no information can be added after the Commissioner has signed and stamped the document
  • A fee of $15.00 must be paid at the time of commissioning


 List of documents we can commission
  • Planning Applications
  • Legal Name Change Application
  • Name Change and/or Sex Change documents and application
  • Declaration Affirming Parentage
  • Election to Change Name of Child under the age of 12 (Service Ontario form)
  • Vehicle Ownership Transfers – Sworn statement for a transfer of a used vehicle in the Province of Ontario
  • Pension purposes – Attestations a person is alive and confirming residency
  • Delayed birth registrations
  • Lost passport
  • Common law or single status affidavits
 List of documents we cannot commission

The Commissioner will not prepare or edit affidavits or provide legal advice.

The Commissioner will not certify true copies of documents.

Commissioners will not sign the following:

  • Wills, Living Wills, or Codicils to Wills
  • Powers of Attorney documents
  • Divorce or Separation or Cohabitation documents
  • Custody documents
  • Theft, Financial, or Real Estate documents
  • Legally binding documents
  • Court, Legal and/or Civil related documents
  • Forms which call upon a Commissioner and request certified true copies of other documents as attachments. Because the Commissioner cannot certify attachments, they cannot sign the affixed application.

We cannot guarantee that all documents will be commissioned during an appointment. We reserve the right to refuse commissioning services of any document.

Hours and Holidays

The Oxford County Administration Building is closed for all statutory holidays.

We are open Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Contact Us

Oxford County Administration Building is located at:
21 Reeve Street,
Woodstock, ON
N4S 3G1