Justices of the Peace

Person signing with pen

City of Ryde Libraries are offering limited JP services. For the safety of our community we are adhering to our COVID-Safe Plan and social distancing will be implemented.

Conditions of use:

  • Please stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Have photocopies of your documents and/or identification ready before you queue up.
  • Document limit: 10 pages maximum per customer.
  • No booking is required but as this is a high demand service only a limited number of tickets are issued for each session. First-come first-served basis.
  • Please see staff at front desk for a ticket when you arrive.
  • Tickets may be issued 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the session, depending on demand.

What services can a Justice of the Peace (JP) provide?

Generally a Justice of the Peace can:

  • 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.

JP Public Register

You can find a Justice of the Peace using the online JP Public Register. You can search by postcode, name of a JP, day of availability, language spoken and JP registration number. 

The register lists a JP’s location, availability and telephone number. Please note that JPs are volunteers and may not be available at all times.

NSW Justices Association

Contact the NSW Justices Association if you need more information about JPs, wish to become a JP, or need JP services outside of these hours.

The NSW Justices Association website will give you postcodes and telephone numbers for JPs in your postcode area.

Phone: 9736 2255
Email: nswja@nswja.org.au
Website: www.nswja.org.au