PEI Notary Public

I post this here simply because finding a notary public in Prince Edward Island has always been a mystery to me, and the answers that Google gives are unsatisfying link-bait. I know that all lawyers are notaries by virtue of their office, but in other countries there are other people “deputized” to be notaries and I wondered if the same is true of of PEI.

I stumbled upon the fact that the Prothonotary of Prince Edward Island, a public official who is, roughly, the “Clerk of the Supreme Court,” will act as a notary at no charge: he just notarized a document for me. It took 5 minutes. He was friendly.

I confirmed with his office that he’s available to do this for any Islander; just contact his office to make an appointment: (902) 368-6067.

(The only downside to having the Prothonotary notarize something for you is that you need to go through airport-style metal detectors to visit his office; the staff there are friendly enough, but it’s still an added inconvenience).


Brian's picture
Brian on August 1, 2013 - 19:35 Permalink

Thanks so much for posting this! This is exactly what I’m looking for!
I need a notary for a quit claim deed.

Erin's picture
Erin on September 6, 2013 - 13:50 Permalink

Thank you so much!! This was so helpful!

Joanne MacRae's picture
Joanne MacRae on August 10, 2016 - 18:09 Permalink

Hi Peter: Thanks for posting this information as it should save us some fees. We find going to the lawyer can be expensive when the Bank requires a notary so this information is valuable.

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Ellen p on May 26, 2017 - 16:43 Permalink

Used the service today. I'm not an Islander. Worked great. You need an appointment. Ten minutes in and out - $10.00 now. They usually notarize on Tuesdays and Thursdays. May 2017.

Ralph Weiland's picture
Ralph Weiland on June 16, 2017 - 17:34 Permalink

Thanks for posting. No longer free. Current hours for notarizing: Tues & Thur 11:00 to 12:00

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Joanne Creamer on January 23, 2018 - 20:12 Permalink

I need a POA notorized and do not wish to pay services of a lawyer. Thanks for this information.

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Lorne Lea on October 24, 2018 - 14:47 Permalink

Today I had my signature witnessed by Commissioner Of Oaths and Notary Public, Tracy Maclean, at Charlottetown City Hall.
Very friendly. Took less than five minutes. No charge.