Justice of the Peace (JP)
The Tasmanian Government has produced a facts sheet relating to services provided by Justices of the Peace during the coronavirus pandemic.
What is the difference between a JP and a Commissioner for Declarations?
Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations can sign documents that need an authorised witness.
Generally, a Commissioner for Declarations can sign most documents.
A Commissioner for Declarations can
A JP can witness
- summons, and
- where it has been explicitly requested, documents can be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace.
Where can I find a Commissioner for Declarations?
If you need to find a Commissioner for Declaration or would like further information, visit the Commissioner for Declarations page or contact JP@justice.tas.gov.au.
Where can I find a Justice of the Peace?
You can search for a JP in your area by searching the JP database -
For further information contact JP@justice.tas.gov.au