About New Hampshire JPs
Looking for a New Hampshire wedding officiant?
- Visit findaJP.com to learn more about NH wedding laws and to search for a New Hampshire Justice of the Peace.
Are you a New Hampshire JP?
- Learn more about the benefits of a JPus membership here.
- The New Hampshire Justice of the Peace Manual
- Ready to become a NH Justice of the Peace? Complete this application to become a NH JP
New Hampshire Justices of the Peace
JPs in New Hampshire are appointment by the Governor and Executive Council for a five year term. The application fee is $75.
In addition to performing marriage ceremonies, Justices of the Peace have other authority. They can take acknowledgements, oaths and affirmations, Jurats, depositions, copy certifications, witness or attest signatures and protests. Furthermore, a JP must comply with requirements. For instance, when signing an acknowledgment or jurat, certain information must be noted on the document or instrument. Specifically, they shall type, print, or stamp their name and state, the expiration date of his or her commission. JPus sells customized stamps for officiants here.
Non-residents entitled to perform marriages in their own states may apply to do so in New Hampshire.
JPus Advocacy Efforts in New Hampshire
- JPus is a voice to end child marriages in New Hampshire and elsewhere
- Read about our efforts to block special (amateur) marriage officiants in the state
- Learn more about the benefits of a JPus membership.
- Learn how the Justice of the Peace Association supports civil marriage officiants
- Professional development and training for justices of the peace
- Go back to the history of JPs (and notaries) by State
- Are you a couple looking to get married? See our About Notaries and JP page