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).

Comments

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.

Ellen p's picture
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

Joanne Creamer's picture
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.

Lorne Lea's picture
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.

Sophia's picture
Sophia on May 18, 2022 - 21:03 Permalink

No at the city hall anymore! Today I went to the Supreme Court, it is located at Water Street just next to the Province Court. A lady notary public Caron help me to make the signature notarized. You should make an appointment and wait about 10 days. Take your photo ID with you.
You can find the information from this website: https://www.courts.pe.ca/supreme-court/prothonotary

Good luck!