In this section you can find other information about the Ministry's response to COVID-19:

  • Fines and payments

    Fines and debt collection are not considered essential services during COVID-19. But if you're having trouble with existing payments, the court may be able to help.

  • Criminal record checks

    The Criminal Records Unit continues to operate during COVID-19 Alert Level 2. 

  • Signing and witnessing wills

    This information outlines the effect of the Immediate Modification Order on the requirements for signing and witnessing wills.

  • Taking oaths, affirmations and declarations

    This information outlines the effect of the Immediate Modification Order on the requirements for oaths, affirmations and declarations.

  • Alcohol licensing

    This information outlines the effect of the Immediate Modification Order on the alcohol licensing regime.

  • Residential property settlements

    Guidance about changes to residential property settlements and tenancies during COVID-19.

  • Commercial leases & mortgages

    Guidance about changes to commercial leases and mortgages during COVID-19.

  • Justices of the Peace

    Some Justice of the Peace services are available during COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Private security personnel licensing

    Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2, the office of the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority continues to receive and process new matters and submissions sent via email.

  • Bail

    Information about the posting of bail and bail hearings during COVID-19.

  • Signing and witnessing EPAs

    Information for people needing to sign or witness Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) during COVID-19

  • Other justice services

    Information on other justice services and programmes during COVID-19.

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