Justices of the Peace

Justices of the Peace and councillors signing duties

Justices of the Peace can sign Warrants and Affidavits Sworn under Oath in respect of persons and addresses within their Sheriffdom.  They can also undertake signing and countersigning duties in connection with a range of legal documents, including Statutory Declarations, and can give character references if the Applicant is personally known to them (in the case of Passports for at least 2 years).

For information on becoming a Justice of the Peace please visit http://www.jpscotland.gov.uk/

From 10th December 2007, local authority councillors in Scotland have been allowed to undertake almost all the same range of signing and countersigning documents as Justices of the Peace, except they are not allowed to sign Warrants or Sworn Affidavits.

Anyone seeking access to a Justice of the Peace for signing services should contact:-

Scottish Court Service
Sheriffdom of Glasgow and Strathkelvin
Justice of the Peace and Stipendiary Magistrate Court
21 St Andrew's Street
G1 5PW

Telephone: 0141-429-8888

Fax: Admin 0141-548-8981

Email: Glasgow@scotcourts.gov.uk