Liverpool City Libraries will be offering limited Justice of the Peace (JP) services due to COVID-19.
No bookings are required to see a JP, but it’s a good idea to call the appropriate library to check their availability.
JP services are provided by volunteers within the community.
To keep everyone safe, library staff are working to the Department of Health’s guidelines. Ensure you maintain social distancing and either frequently wash your hands or sanitise. Please do not come to the library if you are unwell.
Justices of the Peace are now available at:
Available from 24/11/20
|Green Valley Library|
Available from 23/11/20
|Liverpool City Library|
Available from 14/11/20
Alternative JP services may be found via the Department of Justice’s NSW Justices of the Peace Register.
Justice of the Peace Service
The most common services provided by JPs are:
- Witnessing the signing of a statutory declaration
A statutory declaration is a written statement which a person declares to be true in the presence of an authorised witness. Various organisations often require information be provided in a statutory declaration.
- Witnessing the signing of an affidavit
An affidavit is a written statement for use as evidence in court proceedings. A person who makes an affidavit must promise that he or she is telling the truth, in the presence of an authorised witness.
- Certifying that a copy of an original document is a true copy
Various organisations sometimes accept a certified copy of a document, instead of the original. This avoids a person having to mail or submit the original of a precious document, such as a birth certificate or academic qualification.