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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 Justice of the Peace services at Port Macquarie library. Services at Wauchope and Laurieton will be available soon.

Volunteer JPs are available at:

Port Macquarie Library Fridays between 10am and 12 noon 6581 8755

Other JP services are also available at the Port Macquarie Historic Court House (6586 2400) 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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