WARNING : Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19, additional delays are to be expected for search request to the Registers.
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.
1Fill out the appropriate search request form:
- If you are a person from the public, download the PDF form for public research
- If you are a lawyer, SUBMIT A MANDATE SEARCH REQUEST ONLINE or download the PDF form for lawyers
- Si vous êtes notaire, EFFECTUER VOTRE DEMANDE DE MANDAT EN LIGNE ou télécharger le formulaire PDF pour notaires (available in French only)
2Deliver 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 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
101-2045 Stanley Street, Montreal QC H3A 2V4
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.