Notaries Public are appointed by the Chief Justice sitting in open court. Applications are made by petition showing the residence and occupation of the petitioner, and his/her suitability to be appointed a notary public.

Commissioner for Oaths

Commissioner for Oaths

Commissioners for Oaths are appointed by the Chief Justice sitting in open court. Applications are made by petition showing the residence and occupation of the petitioner, and his/her suitability to be appointed a commissioner for oaths.

The petition must be verified by the affidavit of the petitioner. A certificate or certificates of fitness generally signed by six members of the legal profession and six leaders of the local business community should be exhibited in the affidavit.

The petition is brought before the Chief Justice by notice of motion which must be served through the Supreme Court Office on:

  • the District Court Clerk for the petitioner’s intended district
  • for appointments to Dublin only - the Law Society
  • for all areas outside Dublin – the local Bar Association.

The fees are as follows:

1. Petition €85.00
2. Affidavit €20.00
3. Notice of Motion €60.00
4. On lodging Notice of Motion  €6.50
5. Service of each copy        €1.00
6 On commission (if application successful) €330.00

 

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Notary Public

Notary Public

Notaries Public are appointed by the Chief Justice sitting in open court. Applications are made by petition showing the residence and occupation of the petitioner, and his/her suitability to be appointed a notary public. The petition should include a statement that the petitioner obtained a certificate from the Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland in compliance with the provisions of Order 127 of the Rules of the Superior Courts.

The petition must be verified by the affidavit of the petitioner. A certificate or certificates of fitness generally signed by six members of the legal profession and six leaders of the local business community should be exhibited in the affidavit.

The petition is brought before the Chief Justice by notice of motion which must be served through the Supreme Court Office on:

  • the Registrar of the Faculty of Notaries Public in Ireland
  • the Secretary of the Law Society.

The petition may be moved by counsel or solicitor on behalf of the petitioner or by the petitioner in person.
The general practice is the appoint only solicitors as notaries public. When a person who is not a solicitor applies they must give an undertaking to the Chief Justice not to engage in conveyancing or in legal work properly performed by a solicitor.

The fees involved are as follows: