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 or name.

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
2.30pm Wed 31 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

Matamata Council Chambers

Wednesday 11.30am – 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).