Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–1231.09. Notarial act in the District.

(a) A notarial act may be performed in the District by:

(1) A notary public of the District;

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

(3) Any other individual authorized to perform the specific act by the law of the District.

(b) The signature and title of an individual performing a notarial act in the District shall be prima facie evidence that the signature is genuine and that the individual holds the designated title.

(c) The signature and title of a notarial officer described in subsection (a)(1) or (2) of this section shall conclusively establish the authority of the officer to perform the notarial act.

(d) Notwithstanding any provision of District law, during a period of time for which the Mayor has declared a public health emergency pursuant to § 7-2304.01, a notarial act shall be deemed to be performed in the District.


(Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 10, 65 DCR 11606; June 8, 2020, D.C. Act 23-328, § 807(c), 67 DCR 7598.)