About the Justice of the Peace Association
The Justice of the Peace Association began in 2001 in the State of Connecticut. In 2003, it branched out to neighboring states where Justices of the Peace perform civil ceremonies -- Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire.
Today members of the Justice of the Peace Association hail from nearly all towns in Connecticut. Massachusetts JPs are well represented too, followed by New Hampshire, Vermont, Kentucky, California and Maine, the newest states to affiliate. The Association publishes an occasional e-newsletter for Justices of the Peace, with news and information about governmental and societal developments affecting their duties.
Who is a Member of the Justice of the Peace Association?
Only members of the Justice of the Peace Association are listed on the pages of findaJP.com. Members are authorized marriage officiants in their state who regard their role joining couples in matrimony as a serious undertaking. Members epitomize professionalism, reliability and integrity in their dealings with clients and always act in their clients' best interests. Depending upon the state in which they serve, members are authorized to perform other duties as well.
Most members hold the official title of Justice of the Peace in their state. But in some states, the role of civil marriage officiant is filled by holders of another position, such as notary. In those states, Association members hold that title rather than Justice of the Peace and meet all other requirements for membership.
All members of the Justice of the Peace Association have agreed to abide by the following Code of Ethics.
"As a member of the Justice of the Peace Association LLC, www.jpUS.org, having accepted the responsibility of the office of Justice of the Peace, in order to faithfully discharge my duties with both competence and integrity, I resolve that I will adhere to the following standards of conduct:
- To execute the statutes of the State in which I am empowered, as promised when I took the oath of office
- To perform all tasks and responsibilities to the best of my ability
- To complete and submit all documentation accurately, on time and to the proper authorities
- To be honest with my clients and to act in their best interests
- To charge a fee for my services that reflects my expertise, effort, time and involvement in the preparation and performance of my duties and that is in compliance with state statute, if applicable
- To always act in a manner that reflects favorably on myself, my office, and the Justice of the Peace Association."
This web site is provided as a service to the public and to members of the Justice of the Peace Association LLC (www.jpUS.org). The information it contains is provided by the towns and the individuals listed herein. The Justice of the Peace Association makes no claims, promises or guarantees that this information is correct, complete or current and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the web site contents. The user is advised to verify information used or relied on.