If you’re a registered Justice of the Peace (JP), you’ll need a stamp that can save you time and effort when certifying documents. A Justice of the Peace stamp typically isn’t something you can buy at any retail or stationery store, but it’s an essential piece of gear for completing your duties.
Unlike other stamps, a JP or certificate stamp is not always easy to find. This blog post details the best way to get a JP stamp as well as some of the different options that are available.
Where Can You Get a JP Stamp?
A Justice of the Peace stamp is not like your typical rubber stamp. These stamps are used for making a stamp certified true copy of original documents, such as birth certificates, driver’s licenses and other documents that may be needed for legal purposes.
As such, this type of stamp isn’t readily available from retail stores or office supply shops. The best place to get a certificate stamp is a local manufacturer of personalised and custom stamps such as Dial A Stamp. A custom stamp manufacturer can personalise and cut a stamp to your exact specifications using your own original text and images.
Available Styles, Sizes & Shapes
A Justice of the Peace stamp comes in many different varieties of sizes and shapes, but typically a JP or certificate stamp should conform to conventional stamping shapes and styles. The biggest JP stamps available are usually somewhere in the 58-70mm x 25mm range, while the smallest you can use for a stamp certified true copy is 24mm x 24mm. Shapes also vary, but as JP stamps are typically used to verify legally binding documents, it’s usually best to stick with traditional stamp shapes such as round or rectangular.
Are There Options for Personalisation?
Yes, and in fact, it’s actually encouraged that you get your Justice of the Peace stamp personalised, as failure to duplicate your registered details (such as your JP number and the exact name you registered under as a JP) on your stamp could invalidate any documents you’re attempting to execute or witness on another’s behalf. It’s also recommended that you check your state’s requirements for a JP stamp and ensure your stamp is legally compliant.
Learn More Today
Dial A Stamp has been providing Justice of the Peace stamps as well as custom ink and rubber stamps for over 30 years. If you’re looking for a high-quality personalised JP stamp that can be customised to meet your needs, don’t hesitate to use the form on our website to organise a free proof and quote. You can also give us a call on 1300 274 244 for friendly assistance.