NOTARY OFFICES: Essential services does not mean that it is mandatory for notary offices to remain open, it allows it. Consult the strict standards to protect the public.
REMOTE NOTARIAL DEED: Since April 1st, notaries are allowed to sign a notarized document remotely. This is not compulsory and notaries are free to use this additional tool or not. Thank you for your patience as delays due to the implementation of the solution in the notaries’ offices may occur. Consult the steps and application procedures.
CHAMBRE DES NOTAIRES OFFICES: The Chamber's offices are open, but due to the circumstances related to the coronavirus some services are offered remotely. Additional delays apply for requests for searches in Registers of Testamentary Dispositions and Mandates, as well as for requests for a Certificate of Quality and Authenticity. However, the analysis of all new applications for financial assistance is suspended until further notice.



How do you revoke a power of attorney?

If you no longer trust your mandatary, you may revoke the power of attorney. He or she will no longer be able to act on your behalf.

To exercise this right, you must sign another document, preferably notarized, called a "revocation." This is basically a declaration that you no longer want the mandatary to represent you or to act on your behalf.

You then inform your mandatary of this revocation. You may do this by simply sending him or her a copy of the revocation, preferably by registered mail. You may oblige the mandatary to return the power of attorney document to you to indicate on it that it has been terminated. If the power of attorney was notarized, it is important to inform the notary who received it. For your own protection, you should also inform any financial institutions with which you do business.