How can you be sure that a person is really a notary?

Go to Find a Notary on the Chambre des notaires website and search using the “Search the roll of the Order” option. Make sure to enter the correct spelling of the first and last name as it appears on the roll of the Order, or you will not get any results. If despite these precautions the search produces no results, we invite you to contact the Chambre des notaires.

Why should I check that a person is really a notary?

It is in your best interest to check whether the person you are consulting has a permit to practise as a notary. Otherwise, you could get poor advice and the documents drawn up for you could be invalid; you also would have no recourse with the Chambre des notaires du Québec.

Do you suspect someone is illegally practising as a notary? Please report this person to the Chambre des notaires du Québec.