Commissioner of Oaths, Thunder Bay

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Record #: TBY0605 Last Modified: 28 Nov 2013 Last Full Update: 23 Nov 2012
Description & Services
HoursCourt House: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
JP Office: 8:30am-4:30pm
City Hall and Provincial Offences: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Service Ontario (James St only): Mon-Wed, Fri 8:30am-5pm; Thu 8:30am-8pm; Sat 9am-1pm
  • Administers and witnesses oaths in accordance with the law 
  • Public Comments
    • Commissioners of Oaths in the Family Court office deal only with family matters and Family Responsibility Office documents, while those in the Criminal Court office deal only with criminal matters 
    • Commissioners of Oaths in the Provincial Offences Office at City Hall deal with provincial offences 
    • City Clerk Office also has employees who are Commissioners of Oaths, but they do not assist with wills or estates, for family law issues or for mortgages 
    • Justices of the Peace act as ex-officio Commissioners of Oaths and will only certify court related documents not family 
    • Service Ontario locations that offer Commissioners of Oaths will only certify for provincial services that Service Ontario deals with - identification, driver and vehicle services, landlord and tenant services, Ministry of Natural Resources, but do NOT certify for birth certificates 
    • Notaries Public also act as Commissioners of Oaths
    EligibilityMust be court related documents for Justice of the Peace services
    FeesService ; None - Justices of the Peace act without charge
    Areas ServedThunder Bay
    Contact Information
    Office PhoneCourt House: 807-625-1600 
    Office of the City Clerk: 807-625-2230 
    Provincial Offences Office: 807-625-2999 
    Service Ontario: 807-475-1425
    Primary ContactNorma Honeysett, Client Service Representative; Email:
    Alternate ContactNancy Rissanen, Secretary, Justice of the Peace; Phone: 807-625-1640; Email:
    AddressProvincial Courthouse
    1805 Arthur St E
    Thunder Bay, ON P7E 2R6
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    Located In CommunityThunder Bay
    AccessibilityFully Accessible
    Site LocationJustice of the Peace Office, Provincial Courthouse, South Ward
    IntersectionArthur St & Brunswick St
    Other Details
    Service Level(30) Provincial Government