• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) The Mayor of the District of Columbia shall adjust from time to time the schedule of fees to be charged by notaries public. The Mayor shall adjust the schedule by rule to provide fees in amounts which, in the Mayor's judgment, will defray the notary public's necessary expenses in connection with performing his services.

(b) Until the schedule of fees is adjusted by the Mayor in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, the schedule of fees in subsection (c) of this section will be in effect.

(c) The fees of notaries public shall be:

(1) For taking an acknowledgement of proof of a deed or other instrument including the seal and writing of the certificate, $2 for each signature;

(2) For administering an oath or for taking an affidavit, including the jurat and seal, $2; or

(3) For any other notarial act, $2.

(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1280, ch. 854, § 571; June 30, 1902, 32 Stat. 533, ch. 1329; Mar. 8, 1984, D.C. Law 5-52, § 2, 30 DCR 5931.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-813.

1973 Ed., § 1-514.

Legislative History of Laws

Law 5-52 was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 5-222, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on October 4, 1983 and October 18, 1983, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on November 9, 1983, it was assigned Act No. 5-78 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review.