WARNING: Due to the circumstances related to the health crisis, the processing times for search requests in the mandate register are 4 to 6 weeks. For faster processing, we invite you to contact a notary, who can perform an electronic search.

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 appropriate search request form:
  2. 2

    Deliver the following documents by mail or in person:
    • The original of a recent medical and psychosocial assessment confirming the mandator’s incapacity or a recent report from the executive director of a health or social services institution, with an affidavit establishing your interest with regard to the mandator. No photocopy, unless certified by a notary, will be accepted as proof of incapacity;
    • The sum is payable to the Chambre des notaires du Québec paid by money order, Visa or Mastercard; and
    • The completed and signed search request form.
  3. 3

    Send the completed and signed form along with the necessary accompanying documents to the following address:

    Chambre des notaires du Québec
    Registers of Testamentary Dispositions and Mandates
    101-2045 Stanley Street
    Montréal, 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.