Signing of documents

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Councillor signing duties are currently suspended until further notice.

A Councillor will be available to sign documents on a Monday between 2pm and 2.45pm and on a Thursday between 10am and 10.45am, at the Town House Broad Street. No appointment is necessary and this is free of charge.

Please bring two pieces of identification with you, these can be:

  • Passport
  • Driving licence
  • Utility bill from the last 6 months showing your current address
  • Acting as a witness to the fact that the other person signed the document.
  • Taking and authenticating by the Councillor's 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 Councillor's opinion as to any matter (such as a person is fit and proper person to hold some office etc).
  • An affidavit or deposition (anything taken on oath, i.e. sworn, affirmed or deponed).
  • Court Orders (i.e. warrants).

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.

Please get in touch with the Members Support team if you need any more information or have any queries. 

Members Support
Town House
Broad Street
AB10 1FY
01224 523148

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