Want to Become a Justice of the Peace?

On May 21, 2020, the Windsor Democratic Town Committee will select Justices of the Peace for the 2021-2025 term. If you are a registered Democrat and would like to be appointed, or if you are currently a Democratic Justice of the Peace and wish to be reappointed, please fill out the form below.

WHAT IS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE?

In the colonial period in Connecticut, the principal function of the office was maintenance of order; the justice of the peace had jurisdiction primarily over criminal matters. Now the main duties of JPs are performing marriages and administering oaths. Lists of Justices of the Peace are usually available at local Town Clerk’s Offices.

Justices of the Peace (JP) are municipal appointments, serving four-year terms. Every four years, the major political parties recommend a slate of people to become Justices. One-third of the JP positions in each town are reserved for unaffiliated voters. An unaffiliated voter who wishes to become a JP must submit a written application to the town clerk between August 1 and November 1 of a presidential election year.

For more detailed information on Justice of Peace positions, click here to read the Connecticut Justices of the Peace manual.

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