Department of Justice

Court Services

Notaries public

Looking for a notary?

If you are in search of the services of a notary public, we recommend checking your local yellow pages for listings.

You may also wish to browse the lists of active notaries, though please note that the office of the registrar does not publish contact information for individual notaries.

For family law-related documents, the Yukon Family Law Information Centre may be able to provide notarial services, free of charge.

Documents to be filed in court can be notarized at a court registry.

Lawyers may also provide notarial services.

*When meeting with a notary, remember to bring unsigned copies of the documents you would like to have administered and a piece of government-issued photo identification.*

The office of the registrar of notaries does not provide notarial services.


Looking for a commissioner for oaths?

Yukon notary publics are commissioners for taking oaths in Yukon.


Information for Yukon notaries

Program information is available in the Information and Instructions for Yukon Notaries Public booklet.

Information on applying for renewal as a section 5 notary is available on pages 30-31 of the booklet. The application form is available here, but please note that additional documents are required as listed in the booklet.

Please carefully review the booklet prior to contacting the office of the registrar for further information unless your matter is urgent.

Printed copies of the booklet are available through the office of the registrar.

Fee schedule for section 5 notaries

 Application for enrolment

 $75

 Application for renewal

 $75

 Certificate of commission

 $50


Fees can be paid by visiting a Court Registry, or, if you are paying by credit card, by phoning the Whitehorse Registry at (867) 667-5441 (toll-free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, extension 5441).


Information for persons wishing to apply to the Yukon notaries public program

Program information, including information about applying for enrolment or renewal as a section 5 notary, as well as for enrolment as a government notary, is available in the Information and Instructions for Yukon Notaries Public booklet.

The application form is available here, but please note that additional documents are required as listed in the booklet.

Please review the booklet prior to contacting the office of the registrar for further information.

Printed copies of the booklet are available through the office of the registrar.


Information for lawyers and their clients

Lawyers enrolled under the Legal Profession Act may use the title and exercise the power of a notary public in and for the Yukon unless they are disbarred, disqualified, or suspended from practice.

In the case of documents bound for a foreign country, consulate, or embassy, it may be necessary to have a lawyer's signature authenticated. The Law Society of Yukon can issue a certificate of authentication for members acting as notaries. Please note that the Law Society may charge a fee for this service.


Information for foreign countries, consulates, embassies and their clients

At this time, the office of the registrar is not able to authenticate notarial signatures or provide certificates of authentication. If you specifically require a certificate of authentication, see the section on lawyers above.

Please note that the enrolment status of an individual notary can be independently confirmed by reviewing the lists available below.

Provided that the necessary documentation is on file, the registrar is able to provide a signed and sealed letter of verification indicating a notary's term of office. These letters must be requested by the notary, and are only released to the notary. Individual notaries should contact the registrar directly for further information and to make appointment bookings.


Lists of active Yukon notaries public

Notary List (notaries enrolled under section 5) - November 23, 2017

Government Notary List (notaries enrolled under section 16) - November 22, 2017


Contact information

Contact the Registrar of Notaries


OFFICE HOURS:
In order to ensure registrar availability, please email or call in advance to book an appointment.
General Law Library hours are: Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm and 2-4pm (closed holidays).

Phone: (867) 667-3086
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, extension 3086
Fax: (867) 393-6212
Email: notaries.registrar@gov.yk.ca

Location:
Yukon Public Law Library
Andrew A. Philipsen Law Centre
2134 2nd Ave (first floor)
Whitehorse

Mailing Address:
Registrar of Notaries
Yukon Public Law Library (J-3C)
PO Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6