Justice of the Peace (JP)

at City Tatts Library

City Tatts is thrilled to re-introduce to you the service of Justice of the Peace for our Members.

What does a Justice of the Peace do?

Justices of the Peace (JPs) are volunteers appointed by the Governor of New South Wales. The primary role of a JP is to witness a person making a statutory declaration or affidavit, and to certify copies of original documents. JPs come from all sections of the community and are available across NSW.

statutory declaration is a written statement which a person declares to be true in the presence of an authorised witness.  Various organisations such as banks, insurance companies and superannuation providers often require information provided to them via a statutory declaration.

An affidavit is a written statement for use as evidence in court proceedings. A person making an affidavit must promise he or she is telling the truth in the presence of an authorised witness.

certified copy of an original document may be required by various organisations. This avoids the need of a person to submit original documentation such as a birth certificate or academic qualifications.

Our friendly volunteers Debbie and Mark have offered their time to assist all Members.

Every Friday from 12pm – 1pm in the City Tatts Library located on the Ground Floor.