Justice of the Peace Services are just one of the services we provide at the Queen of Hearts Community Foundation.
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.
- 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
Witnessing a person making a statutory declaration or affidavit involves receiving the person’s declaration, oath or affirmation that the contents of the document are true and correct, and witnessing the person’s signature on the document.
Another common function of a J.P is to certify a copy of an original document, if satisfied that it this is a true and accurate copy of the original. A certified copy may on occasions sometimes be accepted, instead of the original document, by an organisation that wishes to reply on information contained in the original.
Justice of the Peace information can be found by clicking on the following links;