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Justice of the Peace

The role of the Justice of the Peace (JP) is to act as an independent and objective witness to documents people use for official or legal purposes. JPs can serve different roles in different jurisdictions.

Generally JPs:

  • witness oaths or affidavits
  • take statutory declarations and affirmations
  • witness signatures
  • attest the execution of a document
  • certify a true copy of an original document

The MNC Library Service currently offers free volunteer Justice of the Peace services at the following times:

Port Macquarie Library

Saturdays: 10am -12noon

*No JP service 23/12/23, 30/12/23 or the 6/1/24

65818755
Laurieton LibraryWednesdays: 1pm-3pm65818177
Wauchope LibraryMondays: 11am-12noon65818162

Other JP services are also available at Port Panthers (6580 2300) or Settlement City (6583 7377). Contact them for available times.

The NSW Government provides an online service to find a Justice of the Peace from the public register.

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