About Massachusetts JPs

JPs By State » About Massachusetts JPs

Looking for a Massachusetts wedding officiant?

Visit findaJP.com to learn more about Massachusetts wedding laws and to search for a Justice of the Peace.

Are you a Massachusetts JP?

Becoming a JP

In Massachusetts, a justice of the peace is appointed by the Governor for a seven year term and confirmed by the Governors Council. Each city/town is allowed one justice for every 5000 residents. In addition to affirming marriages, JPs may take affirmations, oaths, and depositions. Sometimes they may call meetings. Applications may be obtained from the Governor’s Council.

JPus Advocacy Efforts in Massachusetts

Related Links

Go Back To JP by State History