Rev. Br. Ron J. Suresha
Justice of the Peace (Green Party)
Ordained Minister, ULC (1977)
Non-denominational • Faith-based • Multicultural
Civil Marriages • Commitment Ceremonies • Weddings
Special “Newlyweds Budget” Rate for simple civil ceremonies held at historic New Milford Town Hall.
Also available throughout Connecticut for:
Affidavits • Acknowledgments • Depositions • Primary Petition Verifications
rjsureshajp @ gmail. com
137 Danbury Road, #123 • New Milford, CT 06776 USA
What does a Justice of the Peace do?
The office of Justice of the Peace originated in England and was brought to this country by the
early colonists. The office existed in Connecticut in some form from the beginning of the
At one time when this State had a multi-tiered Court system with substantial judicial business
being conducted by municipal and city Court judges, the elected Justice of the Peace had
substantial authority with respect to the administration of minor Courts in this State. Over the
years the scope of authority of this official has been narrowed so that in 1988 the role of the
Justice of the Peace was limited to certain grants of authority enumerated by statute. Justices of
the Peace have general oath giving powers (Conn. Gen. Stat.§1-24), may take acknowledgments
(Conn. Gen. Stat.§1-29), may join persons in marriage (Conn. Gen. Stat.§46b-22), and may take
depositions (Conn. Gen. Stat.§52-148c). There are also many statutory grants of power
regarding specific documents.
— Connecticut Justice of the Peace Manual