Ever thought of becoming a justice of the peace? Well, this just might be your lucky day.
If you are a voter registered in East Haven who is not affiliated with a major party (unaffiliated) — or a voter registered with a minor party such as the Green Party — you can apply to become a justice of the peace.
Applications are available now until Nov. 1 at the .
Nutmeg State JPs
In Connecticut, each town allots one-third of its total number of JPs to the Democratic and Republican parties, with the final third going to unaffiliated or minor party voters.
JPs are appointed and serve a four-year term. And here in the Nutmeg State, there are no special requirements, no exams to take or fees to pay to serve in the town post.
According to Justices of the Peace of the U.S., Connecticut JPs are authorized to perform the following functions:
- perform marriages and civil unions
- take depositions
- administer oaths and affirmations
- take acknowledgements
The state of Connectict's manual for Justices of the Peace is attached to this article.
More Information About JPs
For more information about apply to become a justice of the peace in East Haven, call the town clerk's office at 203–468–3201.
For more general information about JPs, visit the Justices of the Peace of the U.S. website.
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