Mission Statement

The Mission of the Justices of the Peace is to provide the highest standard of service and performance to the citizens of Saint Lucia through efficiency, consistency and fairness and to ensure that justice is provided without unreasonable delay thereby enhancing the public's confidence in the Justice system.


The title Justices of the Peace derived from 1361, in the reign of Edward iii. An Act of 1327 had referred to "good and lawful men" to be appointed in every county in the land to "Guard the Peace". Justices of the Peace still retain the power conferred or re-conferred on them in 1361 to bind over unruly persons " to be of good behavior". The bind over is not a punishment but that people thought likely to offend will not do so.

For the following 600 years and continuing today, Justices of the Peace have undertaken the greater part of the judicial work carried out in England and Wales on behalf of the sovereign. For most of that time- until the invention of our modern system of local government in the 19th Century, Justices of the Peace also administered the country at a local level. They fixed wages, built and controlled roads and bridges and undertook to provide and supervise locally those services thought by the Monarch and by Parliament to be necessary for the welfare of the country.

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President Message


We hope you find this website of Saint Lucia Justice of the Peace Association useful. The Association has created this website for you the Public, the non-Associated J.P and those Justices who are members of our Association.Take a quick tour of the site there is a range of information on the services Justices of The Peace provide, How to locate a J.P in Saint Lucia, The functions of a J.P and how to become a J.P.

The services of Justices of the Peace of Saint Lucia are provided free to the Public and Remuneration to any J.P is not a requirement. Local J.Ps in your Communities will be happy to serve you their free time and the courtesy of making an appointment before visiting a Justice of the Peace is always appreciated. Our Commitment - We strive to deliver a level of service that exceeds the expectations of the public.If you have any questions about our services, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have friendly, knowledgeable representatives available seven days a week to assist you.


Castries, Saint Lucia
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