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 a number of local service centres.
These are places where you can call in without an appointment to see a JP.

Cambridge Citizens Advice Bureau

Monday 9am to 11am
Friday Noon – 2.00pm


Centre Place

Wednesday Noon – 2.00pm

Chartwell Shopping Centre

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

Community Law Waikato

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

Garden Place Library

Friday Noon – 2.00pm

Glenview Mall

Saturday 10am – Noon

Te Awa / The Base

Saturday 10:00am – Noon

University of Waikato Student Service Centre

Tuesday Noon – 1.00pm
Thursday 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Waikato Hospital

Tuesday Noon – 1.30pm

Western Community Centre

Tuesday 10:30am – Noon

Huntly Library

Thursday 11.30am – 1.30pm

Ngaruawahia Community Centre

Tuesday 9am – Noon

Otorohanga Support House

Tuesday Noon – 1.00pm

Putaruru Arts and Crafts

Wednesday 10.00am – Noon

Putaruru Library

Friday 10.00am – Noon

Taumarunui Court

Monday 10:00am – Noon

Te Aroha Citizens Advice Bureau

Wednesday 11:00am – 1.00pm

Te Awamutu Citizens Advice Bureau

Monday 9:30am – 12.30pm
Wednesday 9:30am – 12.30pm
Friday 9:30am – 12.30pm

Service Centres are closed on public holidays.

Checklist for visiting a JP

  • 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 JP.
  • 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).