Signing of Documents
When can I get documents signed?
A Councillor will be available to sign documents on a Monday between 2.00pm to 2.45pm and on a Thursday between 10.00am to 10.45am. No appointment necessary and this is free of charge.
We ask that you bring 2 pieces of identification along with you, these can be:
- Driving License
- Utility Bill
Please ensure that utility bills are no older than 6 months and show your current address on them.
What documents can Councillors sign?
- Acting as a witness to the fact that the other person signed the document
- Taking and authenticating by the Councillors signature, any written declaration (such declaration of change of name)
- Giving a signed certificate of facts the Councillor knows to be true (such as a document is a true copy of an original or a photo is a true likeness
- Giving a signed certificate of the Councillors opinion as to any matter (such as a person is fit and proper person to hold some office etc)
What can a Councillor not sign?
- An affidavit or deposition (Anything taken on oath, i.e. sworn, affirmed or deponed)
- Court Orders (i.e. warrants)
Are Councillors Justice of the Peace?
No, Councillors cannot sign anything that states it requires a Justice of the Peace. These documents can be signed at the sheriff court. Please contact 01224 657200.
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