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. 
Our centres are closed on public holidays.
The list below was updated at
10.00am Fri 5 Mar 2021

Cambridge Citizens Advice Bureau

Monday Noon – 2.00pm
Friday Noon – 2.00pm

Cambridge Community House

193 Shakespeare St, Leamington
Wednesday Noon – 2.00pm


Anglesea Pharmacy

Tuesday 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Centre Place (outside Whitcoulls)

Wednesday Noon – 2.00pm

Chartwell Shopping Centre

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

Garden Place Library

Monday Noon – 2.00pm
Friday Noon – 2.00pm

Glenview Mall

Saturday 10.00am – Noon

Te Awa / The Base

Saturday 10.00am – Noon

Waikato Hospital

Tuesday Noon – 1.30pm

Waikato University Student Service Centre

Closed during University holidays
Tuesday Noon – 1.00pm
Thursday 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Western Community Centre

Tuesday 9.00am – 11.00am

Huntly Library

Thursday 10.30am – 1.30pm

Ngaruawahia Community House

Tuesday 9.00am – Noon

Otorohanga Support House

Tuesday Noon – 1.00pm

Putaruru Library

Friday 10.00am – Noon

Raglan Community House

Wednesday 1.00pm – 2.00pm

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

Te Kuiti Citizens Advice Bureau

Tuesday 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Service Centres are closed on public holidays.

Checklist for visiting a Justice

  • 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).