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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.

Coronavirus update

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Justice of the Peace signing service is currently unavailable at the Civic Centre.

Please visit the Department of Justice to find a JP appointment near you.

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

To make an appointment with a JP in your area by phoning 1300 365 567.

Need help?

Contact us and we will get back to you.

Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.


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