Commissioners of Affidavits

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Commissioners of Affidavits
COMMISSIONERS OF AFFIDAVITS ACT

CHAPTER 6:52

LAWS OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Act
22 of 1908

Amended by
14 of 1939
21 of 1955
5 of 1977
6 of 1993

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Note on Subsidiary Legislation
This Chapter contains no subsidiary legislation.

Note on Delegation of Powers and Duties
By GN 28/1962 dated 23rd March 1962, the Governor deputed the Chief Justice to exercise
the powers which he was empowered to exercise under sections 3 and 5 of the Commissioners
of Affidavits Ordinance (viz. the power to appoint Commissioners of Affidavits and to prescribe
fees payable for affidavits sworn before such Commissioners).

Note on Adaptation
Under paragraph 6 of the Second Schedule to the Law Revision Act (Ch. 3:03) the Commission
amended certain references to public officers in this Chapter. The Minister’s approval of the
amendments was signified by LN 52/1980, but no marginal reference is made to this Notice
where any such amendment is made in the text.

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CHAPTER 6:52

COMMISSIONERS OF AFFIDAVITS ACT

An Act relating to Commissioners of Affidavits.

[4TH APRIL 1908]

1. This Act may be cited as the Commissioners of
Affidavits Act.

2. All Magistrates, Justices and Clerks of the Peace shall be
ex officio Commissioners of Affidavits for the districts for which
they are appointed.

3. (1) The President may appoint fit and proper persons to
be Commissioners of Affidavits, and assign a district to each of
such Commissioners.

(2) On acceptance of such appointment the
Commissioners shall pay to the Registrar General a fee of two
hundred dollars each.

(3) Every such appointment may at any time be revoked
by the President.

4. Every affidavit sworn before any Commissioner of
Affidavits in the course of any action, suit or other proceeding
pending in the Supreme Court shall be as effectual to all intents
and purposes as if such affidavit had been sworn before one of the
Judges of the said Court.

5. (1) Every Commissioner of Affidavits shall charge a fee
of two dollars and fifty cents for each affidavit sworn before him
and fifty cents for each exhibit attached thereto.

(2) Subject to subsection (3) the fees shall be paid by
affixing stamps to the affidavit and such stamps shall be cancelled
by the Commissioner.

1950 Ed.
Ch. 7. No. 6.
22 of 1908.

Commencement.

Short title.

Ex officio
Commissioners.

Power to
appoint
Commissioners.
[6 of 1993].

Affidavits in
action or suit.

Fees payable.
[5 of 1977
6 of 1993].

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(3) The President may from time to time authorise any
Commissioner appointed under section 3 to appropriate to his own
use all fees for affidavits sworn before him, and such fees shall not
then be payable by means of stamps.

(4) Before the grant of an authorisation under
subsection (3), the Commissioner shall pay to the Comptroller
of Accounts for payment into the Consolidated Fund the sum
of one hundred dollars and thereafter, on every anniversary date
of such grant an additional sum of one hundred dollars shall be
paid so long as the authorisation remains in effect.

(5) Any Commissioner who on 24th February 1977 was
so authorised to appropriate to his own use, fees for affidavits sworn
to before him shall be deemed to have been so authorised under
subsection (3) and shall not be liable to pay the fee prescribed by
subsection (4).

(6) The President may from time to time by Order
published in the Gazette increase any of the fees set out in
this section.

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