COVID-19 information

New Zealand is at Alert Level 2

 Most Waikato service centres remain closed,
Check the list below, to see which centres are operating.
Times and days may be different from usual.
We will update the information daily.

At level 2, some Justices of the Peace may be willing to to see you at their home.
Whether or not they choose to see clients during level 2 is an individual decision.
Justices must be able to protect their own, and their clients’, health & safety.

You may have to call several Justices, to find one who can help you.

updated 3.45pm Tue 26 May 2020


 Waikato Justices of the Peace

 We can help you.

A JP can witness your signature on a document
A JP can certify copies of documents for you
A JP can complete an affidavit for you
A JP can complete a statutory declaration for you.
A JP can confirm your identity.

Justices of the Peace provide their services free of charge.


Find a JP

You can search the NZ JP database for a local JP, using place, postcode, name or language skill.

Service Centres

The Waikato JP Association operates 20 local service centres.
These are places where you can call in, without an appointment, to see a Justice.

Cambridge Citizens Advice Bureau

Monday 9.00am to 11.00am  closed
Friday Noon – 2.00pm  closed

Cambridge Community House

193 Shakespeare St, Leamington
Wednesday Noon – 2.00pm  closed


Anglesea Pharmacy

Tuesday 5.30pm – 7.30pm  open

Centre Place (outside Whitcoulls)

Wednesday Noon – 2.00pm  closed

Chartwell Shopping Centre

Monday Noon – 2.00pm  open
Wednesday Noon – 2.00pm  open
Thursday 6.00pm – 8.00pm  closed

Community Law Waikato

Monday 12.30pm – 2.00pm  closed
Thursday 12.30pm – 2.00pm  closed

Garden Place Library

Friday Noon – 2.00pm  closed

Glenview Mall

Saturday 10.00am – Noon  closed

Te Awa / The Base

Saturday 10.00am – Noon  re-opens 30 May

Waikato Hospital

Tuesday Noon – 1.30pm  closed

Waikato University Student Service Centre

Tuesday Noon – 1.00pm  closed
Thursday 1.00pm – 2.00pm  closed

Closed during University holidays.

Western Community Centre

Tuesday 10.30am – Noon  closed

Huntly Library

Thursday 11.30am – 1.30pm  open

Ngaruawahia Community Centre

Tuesday 9.00am – Noon  open by appointment

Contact 07 824 8340 to make an appointment. No “drop in” service available.

Otorohanga Support House

Tuesday Noon – 1.00pm  closed

Putaruru Library

Friday 10.00am – Noon re-opens 29 May

Taumarunui Court

Monday 10.00am – Noon  closed

Te Aroha Citizens Advice Bureau

Wednesday 11.00am – 1.00pm  closed

Te Awamutu Citizens Advice Bureau

Monday 9.30am – 12.30pm  closed
Wednesday 9.30am – 12.30pm  closed
Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm  closed

Te Kuiti Citizens Advice Bureau

Tuesday 1.30pm – 2.30pm  closed

Service Centres are closed on public holidays.

Checklist for visiting a Justice

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have made some changes to the way we work with clients.

  • we may may ask about your health status, before making the appointment.
  • we will collect contact details from you, in case tracing is requested by health officials. This information will be held securely and destroyed when no longer needed.
  • we will use the recommended public health processes, such as hand washing and sanitising. You can help protect us by doing the same.
  • we will minimise contact with clients, while providing our services.

  • Phone the Justice of the Peace for an appointment.
  • Explain what you need to be completed – some documents can take more time than you expect.
  • Do not sign any of your documents before you meet the Justice.
  • Bring your own pen (black or blue ink) to your appointment.
  • Take some form of photo identification, in case it is needed.
  • If your documents are from another country, check that a New Zealand Justice of the Peace can complete them for you.


We serve our community

Justices of the Peace are trained, trusted members of your community who can

  • witness your signature on documents
  • certify copies of documents, including mobile phone messages and computer displays
  • confirm your identity for banks and other agencies
  • administer statutory declarations and affidavits (sworn or affirmed).