• Current through October 23, 2012

(a) A notarial act may be performed within the District by the following persons to the extent authorized by law:

(1) A notary public of the District;

(2) A judge, clerk, or deputy clerk of any court of the District; or

(3) Any other person authorized to perform the specific act.

(b) Notarial acts performed within the District under federal authority as provided in § 42-145 shall have the same effect as if performed by a notarial officer of the District.

(c) The signature and title of a person performing a notarial act are prima facie evidence that the signature is genuine and that the person holds the designated title.

(Mar. 6, 1991, D.C. Law 8-205, § 4, 37 DCR 8444.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 45-623.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 8-205, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 42-141.

Uniform Law

This section is based upon § 3 of the Uniform Law on Notarial Acts. See 14 Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw.