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Public Comments Having a document signed by a Commissioner of Oaths is different from having it notarized. The City provides commissioning services, for a fee, but does not provide notary services. If a Notary Public is required, see Yellow pages under "Notaries Public"
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-335-7698; 
Commissioner of Oaths inquiries 905-335-7600 ext 7803
Toll Free Phone 1-877-213-3609
Fax 905-335-7675
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Agency Information
Description (Agency) The City of Burlington Clerks Department manages:  
* Committee Services  
* Council Services  
* Marriage Licences  
* Commissioner of Oaths 
The Clerks Department is governed by provincial legislation (the Municipal Act, Municipal Elections Act and Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act)
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Primary Executive Kevin Arjoon, City Clerk
Funding City / Town
Elections Next municipal election scheduled for October 2022
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Committee Services 
* provide information to citizens with respect to council and committee procedures, policies and decisions  
* prepare and distribute standing committee agendas and council information packages  
* prepare and give notice as required under the Planning Act and the Ontario Heritage Act  
* record and prepare minutes of standing committee meetings  
* provide administrative support to City Council and its local citizen committees  
* receive applications for volunteer membership on local boards and committees and maintain records for the Committees  
* maintain and update property assessment records  
* provide in-house digital copy and mail services. 
Council Services  
* manage and maintain City records including by-laws  
* respond to inquiries under Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act  
* provide administrative support to the six ward councillors  
* act on behalf of the Registrar General for the registration of deaths (blank medical certificates available) and issuing marriage licences  
* conduct municipal elections in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act  
* administer group home registrations and renewals  
* provide Commissioner of Oaths services 
Marriage Licences  
* a marriage licence may be obtained not more than 90 days prior to your wedding 
* a birth certificate or current passport along with a valid driver's licence or picture Health Card is required as identification  
* Marriage License Online Quick Pass can be submitted prior to going to City Hall  
* completed application must be printed and signed by both parties  
* one of the applicants must be present to have the licence issued  
* a divorced person must provide an original or certified copy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce 
* if your marriage was dissolved or annulled outside of Canada, authorization from the Registrar General's Office is required before a licence can be issued 
* contact the Clerks Office for more information  
Commissioner of Oaths 
* a document can be signed before a Commissioner of Oaths for a fee, Mon 8:30 am-4:30 pm and Tue-Fri noon-4:30 pm  
* no appointment necessary 
Note: signature by Commissioner of Oaths is different from having it notarized (to find a Notary Public see Yellow Pages under "Notaries Public")
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm (except statutory and other holidays) * arrive by 4 pm to apply for marriage licence
Areas Served Burlington
Boundaries City of Burlington Representative Locator uses address search to find individual's City and Regional Councillor, school board trustee, Member of the Provincial Parliament (MPP) and federal Member of Parliament (MP)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Contact for information
Languages English
Fees Service - vary with the documentation and service; call for more information
Site Information
Site Location Downtown Burlington
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Burlington City Hall
426 Brant St
Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
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Intersection Brant St and James St
Mailing Address PO Box 5013 
Burlington City Hall 
426 Brant St 
Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Government / Legal
HCSD Sub Heading Community Legal Services ; Consumer Protection / Complaints
Service Categories City/Town Clerk Offices ; Commissioner of Oaths ; Freedom of Information Requests ; Marriage Licences ; Privacy Legislation Enforcement

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