Ministry of Justice
Commissioners for Taking Affidavits
Commissioners for taking affidavits are appointed through the Order in Council Administration Office. Generally, they are restricted in their services and the circumstances in which services are provided. Appointed commissioners usually cannot provide services not related to their place of employment or volunteer organization. The Order in Council Administration Office cannot release the names of commissioners for taking affidavits due to privacy restrictions.
If you require the services of a commissioner for taking affidavits — for example, to witness an affidavit or statutory declaration — you may access commissioners for taking affidavits in Service BC offices throughout the province.
Lawyers and notaries public are commissioners for taking affidavits by virtue of their professions. More information about lawyers and notaries public in B.C. is located on websites for the Law Society of British Columbia and the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia.
Commissioners for taking affidavits are prohibited from charging fees for providing services, except where fees are specifically allowed under other statutes.
Applying for an Appointment as a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits
Procedures for applying or reapplying as a commissioner for taking affidavits are detailed here.