The Supreme Court

Commissioners for Oaths

Commissioner for Oaths

How to apply

Commissioners for Oaths are appointed by the Chief Justice sitting in open court. Applications are made by petition showing the residence and occupation of the petitioner, and his/her suitability to be appointed a commissioner for oaths.

The petition must be verified by the affidavit of the petitioner. A certificate or certificates of fitness generally signed by six members of the legal profession and six leaders of the local business community should be exhibited in the affidavit.

The petition is brought before the Chief Justice by notice of motion which must be served through the Supreme Court Office on:

  • the District Court Clerk for the petitioner’s intended district, and
  • the Law Society (for appointments to Dublin only), or
  • the local Bar Association (for all areas outside of Dublin)


  1. Petition €85.00
  2. Affidavit €20.00
  3. Notice of Motion €60.00
  4. On lodging Notice of Motion €6.50
  5. Service of each copy €1.00
  6. On commission (if application successful) €330.00

Forms and further information

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