What does it mean to have a document notarized?

An Ontario Notary Public’s seal on a document indicates that you are saying that the facts contained in the document are true, and has the same effect as swearing to tell the truth under oath in a court of law.

Documents that are required to be Notarized are as follows:

Financial Documents 

  • Mortgage closing documents
  • Property deeds
  • Loan documents

 Legal Documents

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Advanced directives
  • Executorships
  • Custody and guardianship agreements
  • Power of attorney
  • Court documents

Business Documents

  • Memorandum of understanding documents
  • Articles of incorporation
  • Vendor contracts
  • Commercial leases
  • Employment contracts
  • Construction and loan agreements

 The Notary Public will:

  • Require a valid piece of government issued photo ID along with another piece of ID.
  • Notary will ensure you understand what you’re signing.
  • Notary will witness your signature/sign.
  • Once the document has been signed, the Notary will affix their seal to the document.