Official Witnesses and Signatures
We can assist if you need a signature from either a Justice of the Peace or a Commissioner for Declarations.
Commissioner for Declarations
Commissioners can do some of the same duties as a Justice of the Peace. They can witness signatures to documents, certify a true copy of an original document and take statutory declarations. They can not administer, take or receive either an oath, affidavit or affirmation, and they can not receive a complaint or issue a summons or a warrant.
If you need the service of a Commissioner of Declarations, visit Council Offices at 38 Bligh Street, Rosny Park.
Justice of the Peace
A Justice of the Peace (JP) acts as an independent and objective witness to documents people use for official or legal purposes like:
- taking an affidavit for use in court
- taking a statutory declaration
- certifying a true copy of an original document
- witnessing wills
- witnessing applications for probate
- certifying a person’s identity.
To find a Justice of the Peace click on the following link – Tasmanian Justice of the Peace Society
There is a rostered JP on duty each Tuesday from 9.30am-4.00pm at the Service Tasmania Shop on Bligh St in Rosny Park (located next to Rosny Library).
A JP is usually available at Council Offices, although by making an appointment on 03 6217 9500 you will guarantee their availability and avoid delay.