When a person becomes incapacitated, the existence of a mandate given by the person in case of incapacity must be verified in the Register of Protection Mandates of the Chambre des notaires du Québec.

How do you file a search request for a mandate?

Please note that you must make two search requests: one to the Chambre des notaires du Québec and the other to the Barreau du Québec. You can also contact the notary of your choice, who will do the search for you.

  1. 1

    Fill out the search request form
  2. 2

    Deliver the following documents by mail or in person:
    • A duly completed and signed application form for a search for a mandate, including information for payment by Visa or Mastercard, or a money order payable to the Chambre des notaires du Québec for the amount of the search including taxes.
    • The original and a photocopy of a recent medical and psychosocial evaluation noting the incapacity of the mandator or a recent report from the director general of a health or social services institution, accompanied by a sworn statement establishing your interest in the mandator. No photocopy, unless certified by a notary, is accepted as proof of incapacity.


    • By mail to the following address

    Chambre des notaires du Québec
    Registres des dispositions testamentaires et des mandates
    101-2045 Stanley Street
    Montreal QC H3A 2V4

    • Or in person:

    At our offices :

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday : 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10:15am to 12pm and 1pm to 4:30pm
    Friday : 9am to 12pm

    101-2045 Stanley Street, Montreal QC H3A 2V4

    Methods of payment:

    • MasterCard or Visa credit card
    • Certified cheque or money order payable to La Chambre des notaires du Québec
    • Debit card (payment on site only)

    Note: Cash and personal checks are not accepted


Receipt of a search certificate

A search certificate from the Chambre des notaires will be issued to you indicating, if applicable, the last registered mandate with the contact information of the notary who received the act. Afterwards, you will have to go directly to the notary, where appropriate, to obtain a copy of the mandate. The Chambre des notaires cannot be held responsible for an error on a certificate when the error is the result of missing or incorrect information on the search request. Please make sure that all the information on your application is accurate.

Conditions for obtaining a certificate for a protection mandate history search