Set Current Timezone to @Jsonformat Timezone Value

@JsonFormat DEFAULT_TIMEZONE doesn't seem to be working

Solved my own question. Here is what I found:

JsonFormat.DEFAULT_TIMEZONE is NOT the system default, as the documentation and SO answer suggest, but actually defaults to UTC.


* Override the default {@link TimeZone} to use for formatting.
* Default value used is UTC (NOT local timezone).
* @since 4.1.5
public Jackson2ObjectMapperBuilder timeZone(TimeZone timeZone) {


* Value that indicates that default {@link java.util.TimeZone}
* (from deserialization or serialization context) should be used:
* annotation does not define value to use.
* NOTE: default here does NOT mean JVM defaults but Jackson databindings
* default, usually UTC, but may be changed on <code>ObjectMapper</code>.
public final static String DEFAULT_TIMEZONE = "##default";


com.fasterxml.jackson.databind.ObjectMapper objectMapper;

and objectMapper.setTimeZone(TimeZone.getDefault()) in a config class, like so:

import ...

public class JacksonConfiguration {

public JacksonConfiguration(ObjectMapper objectMapper){

This should set the Jackson ObjectMapper to use system default instead of Jackson default (UTC).

Jackson what to set the timezone for JSON parsing?

Date is probably not a good object since you have to parse HH:mm.

Dates represent a certain instance in time after 1/1/1970 UTC. And you can't represent that with only an hour from 0-23

You should probably look into making a custom HourMinute object and a custom Deserializer/Serializer

You would also take timezone into consideration as some sort of offset.

What if i'm in berlin and i set my earliest pickup time to 1.00

Is the time -5am in new york?

Jackson @JsonFormat set date with one day less

Use this solution, it is more effective and modern than my solution:

Thanks @Benjamin Lucidarme.

I resolved my problem using:

@JsonFormat(shape = JsonFormat.Shape.STRING, pattern = "dd/MM/yyyy", locale = "pt-BR", timezone = "Brazil/East")
private Date birthDate;

I changed timezone to "Brazil/East" or "America/Sao_Paulo" and working now


Jackson jsonformat deserialize always in UTC

timezone parameter is meant for serialisation according to JsonFormat documentation and not for deserialisation as in your post. I don't see how it could be used for deserialisation given that Date "is intended to reflect coordinated universal time (UTC)" and doesn't contain timezone information.

Consider switching to ZonedDateTime, available since Java 8, if you want to specify a timezone for deliveryDate.

If you must use Date you can specify a default timezone that will be used whenever you print or format any Date object E.g.

System.out.println(new Date());


Tue Mar 06 21:15:12 SRET 2018

Jackson @JsonFormat converting date with incorrect timezone

Simple solution: I solved it by changing the data type to String which completes my aim to capture the value as it is coming from JSON payload. Using Date and other data types were converting the value to some different timezone.

@Column(name = "call_start_dt", nullable = false)
@JsonFormat(pattern = "yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss", lenient = OptBoolean.FALSE)
private **String** callStartTime;

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