The services of a Justice of the Peace in New Zealand are provided free to the public and without remuneration to any JP. Local JPs in the Methven area are happy to be of service in their free time and the courtesy of making an appointment before visiting a JP is always appreciated.
Justices of the Peace are appointed to provide a range of duties important in the administration of New Zealand. Their functions fall into two categories, referred to as ministerial duties and judicial duties. All Justices of the Peace are required to carry out ministerial duties but further training must be undertaken by JPs before they may provide judicial duties.
Ministerial duties include:
- Taking oaths and declarations
- Witnessing signatures
- Certifying copies
Methven Justices of the Peace
For more information contact the Royal Federation of New Zealand Justices’ Association Inc.