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Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations Act 1991 – 7 December 2013

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Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations Act 1991 – 7 December 2013

Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations Regulation 2007 – 1 July 2016

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An Australian citizen over 18 years of age who has completed an approved training course may make an application in the approved form for appointment as a justice of the peace or commissioner for declarations. Upon appointment, specific powers may be exercised including the taking of affidavits and the attesting of documents. Exercise of the powers is not for reward.

  • Sections 15, 16, 29, 35, Regulation 4

A registrar of justices of the peace and commissioners for declarations is to keep a register of all appointed justices of the peace and appointed commissioners for declarations.

  • Sections 12, 13, 21, 38A
Reason for law

To provide for the appointment, registration and functions of justices of the peace and commissioners for declarations. (Long title to Act)

Relevant links

Justices of the Peace [Queensland Government]

Find a JP or C.Dec [who have elected to  be contacted by the public]

Queensland Justices Association

Witnessing documents [Australia Post]

Critique

This Act may be extended to include the common law relating to notaries.

APL-SS Bulletin

2016-12 – Searching for a JP after 4.30pm

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