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Find a Justice of the Peace

A Justice of the Peace (JP) is an independent witness for certain official documents.

Knox City Council is a document signing station. We have a team of dedicated Justices of the Peace available to sign and witness documents for the public.

What is a Justice of the Peace?

A Justice of the Peace (JP) is an objective witness for legal documents.

A JP can assist you by:

  • verifying a document's actions are carried out
  • witnessing a statutory declaration
  • witnessing an affidavit for court
  • checking true copies of an original document
  • verifying a person's identity.

Before you arrange a time

  • Ensure that a Victorian JP is required to witness your documents.
  • Advise the JP early if you have a large number of documents.
  • Have all your paperwork ready.
  • Be mindful that JPs do not provide legal advice.
  • Note that JPs are not Notary Publics.

Knox Document Signing Service

Up to 25 local JPs volunteer a regular weekly service at different times in the week.

They support Knox residents wanting to sign:

  • statutory declarations
  • affidavits
  • true copies.

Book a Justice of the Peace

JPs are available on the following days and times at these locations.

There are open spots. There is no need to book.

Day

Times

Location

Monday

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Knox Civic Centre (Foyer)
511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South

Tuesday

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Knox Civic Centre (Foyer)
511 Burwood Hwy, Wantirna South


If you have a large number of documents, we suggest making an appointment directly with a JP using the state government website.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

 

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