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
A Commissioner for Declarations can:
- witness signatures to documents
- certify a true copy of an original document
- take statutory declarations.
For further information, and which professionals can assist please click on the following link – Tasmanian Department of Justice.
Clarence City Council – Commissioner for Declarations availability
Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm. Appointment bookings are not required.
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.
A JP can witness;
- applications for probate
- summons, and
- where it has been explicitly requested, documents can be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace. (E.g. Statutory Declarations, Certify a true copy of an original document).
Where to find a Justice of the Peace
Online Web Search
To locate JP’s in your specific area, click on the following link for information – Department of Justice Tasmania.
Clarence City Council availability
Monday and Wednesdays between 9.00am–11.00am. Appointment bookings are not required.
For other times use the online web search tool to locate and contact a JP in your local area.