Code of the District of Columbia

§ 18–103. Execution of written will; attestation.

A will or testament, other than a will executed in the manner provided by section 18-107 , is void unless it is:

(1) in writing and signed by the testator, or by another person in his presence and by his express direction; and

(2) attested and subscribed in the presence or, during a period of time for which the Mayor has declared a public health emergency pursuant to § 7-2304.01, the electronic presence, as defined in § 18-813(a)(2) [§18-113(a)(2)], of the testator, by at least two credible witnesses.


(Sept. 14, 1965, 79 Stat. 686, Pub. L. 89-183, § 1; June 8, 2020, D.C. Act 23-328, § 811(b), 67 DCR 7598.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 18-103.

1973 Ed., § 18-103.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-1001.06a, § 18-105, and § 18-109.