Justice of the Peace

JP services of provided free of charge. What can a Justice of the Peace do for you?

  • A JP can witness your signature on a document.
  • A JP can certify copies of documents for you including cellphone texts and computer displayed results.
  • A JP can administer an affidavit for you. This is a document that is sworn on oath or affirmed and is normally used in a legal proceeding.
  • A JP can complete a declaration for you. This may be a statutory declaration made under the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957 or some other statute which provides for this to be done.

A Justice of the Peace is available on Saturdays from 10am-noon at the Timaru District Library on Sophia Street, Timaru. You can also contact JPs directly – click here to find a Justice of the Peace in your area.