JPs working out of libraries to help residents

JUSTICE AT YOUR SERVICE: Local Justice of the Peace Bob Ford and Myrtleford Library branch manager Marg Arnold are happy to offer document signing at an easily accessible location. PHOTO: Justin Jenvey

HAVING documents certified has become a lot easier around the Alpine Shire with the Justice of the Peace (JP) Designated Signing Service operating in the Bright and Myrtleford Libraries once a week.

Special rooms at both locations have been allocated for the JPs which ensures the signing of documents in comfort and privacy.

The service operates at the Myrtleford Library on Tuesdays from 1pm to 3pm and at the Bright Library during the same hours on a Wednesday.

“Both libraries are central locations in their towns and they are more accessible for many people,” coordinator for the Designated Signing Service for the North East Bob Ford said.

“We have been operating at the Myrtleford Library for the last 18 months and at Bright for about 12 months.”

Mr Ford said the electronic age and new regulations had increased the demand for authorisation of documents such as statutory declarations, certification of true copies, affidavits and powers of attorney.

“The service has been really well received since we started doing signings at the libraries,” Mr Ford said.

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