Justice of the Peace
Please note that the JP Service has been suspended. Please click here for updates.
The City of Mitcham provides a Justice of the Peace service at the City of Mitcham Civic Centre and the Mitcham and Blackwood Libraries for residents who are able to visit these centres.
JP Duties include:
- JP service to the customers, signed and notated
- Record all JP transactions
- Ensure customers understand the nature of their documents prior to signing
In light of the restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the State Government has reviewed measures in place for the witnessing of documents, to ensure people can still have access to services while maintaining any public health measures needed to counter the transmission of the disease.
While the vast majority of these measures remain unchanged, the Government has chosen to expand the criteria available for witnessing statutory declarations in South Australia, giving easier access to individuals who can witness these documents.
These changes are in line with the authorised witnesses allowed under the Commonwealth Statutory Declarations Act, and mean that people such as government employees, accountants, religious ministers, medical professionals and bank officers who meet the criteria will also be able to witness these documents.
A copy of the regulations, which contains a full list of people who are now authorised witnesses can be found here.
Where documents are being witnessed in person, social distancing requirements are still in place and where possible, meetings should be held in the open rather than indoors. The signatory and witness should also ensure they remain 1.5 metres apart at all times.
Should you have any queries, please e-mail Attorney-General'sDepartment@sa.gov.au