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Saskatchewan Justice

1010 - 1874 Scarth Street
Regina, SK.  S4P 4B3
Inquiries:  (306) 787-4117
Fax: (306)787-8737

Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public applications and guidelines are located in Related Documents at the bottom of the page.


The Government of Saskatchewan proclaimed The Commissioners for Oaths Act, 2012 and The Commissioner for Oaths Regulations, 2013 effective February 15, 2013.

The changes include the following:

  • There is one appointment type: “A Commissioner for Oaths for Saskatchewan”. It is no longer necessary to designate “in and for” or “without” Saskatchewan.
  • The requirement to be a Canadian citizen or British subject is removed.
  • The following individuals are Commissioners by virtue of their status or office:
    • Provincial Court Judges;
    • Lawyers in good standing in Saskatchewan;
    • Members of the Legislative Assembly;
    • Senior officers of the Canadian Armed Forces, including permanent and/or reserve officers;
    • Court officials who are appointed pursuant to The Court Officials Act;
    • All police officers; and
    • Certain provincial government officials who require the appointment in order to perform their duties.   Those designations are outlined in The Commissioners for Oaths Regulations, 2013 and will be available on the Queen’s Printer website:

Where can I find a Commissioner for Oaths or Notary Public?
You can find Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Publics through your bank, insurance broker or in the yellowpages.  In addition, all lawyers are Notary Public and Commissioner of Oaths.

What does a Commissioner for Oaths do?
A Commissioner for Oaths can administer Oaths on documents for use in the province of Saskatchewan. 

What does a Notary Public do?
A Notary Public can sign passport documents, certify copies of birth certificates and certify documents under The Homestead Act, 1989. They can also administer oaths of affidavits to be used in or out of Saskatchewan.  Notarized documents sometimes requires authentication of a signature.

How much does it cost to become a Commissioner for Oaths or Notary Public?
The fee to become a Commissioner for Oaths is $100, with the exception of employees of Police forces.  Some employees of the Saskatchewan Government  are commissioners by virtue of their status or office.  Those government employees who must apply are exempt from any fees.

The term is for 5 years.

The fees to become a Notary Public are $200. Saskatchewan Government employees are exempt. The term is 5 years.

How long does it take to be appointed?
The certificates are approved monthly by the Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General. The certificates are effective the last day of the month in which the application was received.

Please ensure you have read the Commissioner for Oaths and/or Notary Public Guidelines and understand the terms and conditions of your responsibilities before applying for an appointment.


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