Locating a Justice of the Peace

A Justice of the Peace (JP) is a person of unquestionable integrity who seeks to promote and protect the rights of individuals and helps to give justice to those persons in a particular community.The Ministry of Justice, provides supervision for the various processes involved in the appointment of Justices of the Peace and ensures that records are accurately maintained.

The office of a Justice of the Peace is a voluntary one; therefore a JP must not charge or accept any reward for services performed in this capacity.


Functions of a JP
In addition to upholding the rights of citizens, the JP is required to:

  • Serve as a Justice in a Court of Petty Sessions
  • Attend the Children’s Courts and Drug Court
  • Consider applications for bail
  • Attend police stations
  • Explain and sign documents
  • Sit on licensing panels
  • Give counsel and advice


Listing of Justices of the Peace

Click on a parish below to access the listing of Justices of the Peace for that parish


Kingston St. Andrew St. Catherine Clarendon
Manchester St. Elizabeth Westmoreland Hanover
St. James Trelawny St. Ann St. Mary
Portland St.Thomas