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:
|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|
Information and Forms
- Requirements for applying to become a commissioner for oaths
- Petition seeking to be appointed a commissioner for oaths
- Undertaking where the applicant is a peace commissioner
- Notice of motion seeking to be appointed a commissioner for oaths
- Affidavit seeking to be appointed a commissioner for oaths
- Certificate of local residents for a person seeking to be appointed a commissioner for oaths
- Certificate of members of the legal profession for a person seeking to be appointed a commissioner for oaths
- Undertaking for a non-solicitor seeking to be appointed a commissioner for oaths