Notary Public Services

A notary public has the power to verify that signatures, marks and copies of documents are true or genuine.

Applying for your Canadian passport? Are you planning a trip alone with your children outside of Canada? Becoming a member of a professional order? The Centre offers free notary public services.

A notary public has the power to verify that signatures, marks and copies of documents are true or genuine. You may be required to use notary public services when preparing an administrative application with the government, with a professional body or another institution.

Please note that the Centre does not witness the signing of a separation agreement, a will, a power of attorney or of a contract.

For more information

The Ontario Legal Information Centre

The Centre offers a free 30-minute meeting with a lawyer to any Ontario resident or any person faced with a legal issue in Ontario.

The Centre’s services are confidential and offered in person or by telephone, in French and in English. There are no admissibility criteria. A person can visit the Centre more than one time depending on their needs.

In person

85 Albert Street, Suite 1400, Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 6A4

By telephone

1-844-343-7462 | 613-842-7462

Hours
Days A.M. P.M. By appointment only
Monday Closed 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Tuesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Wednesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Thursday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Friday 9 am to 12 pm Closed Closed
The staff has no control over waiting times. To maximize your chances of meeting a lawyer, it is strongly recommended to arrive at least one hour prior to closing time, both at lunchtime and at the end of the day.