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The DC Code: § 42-143 Notarial acts in the District.

Index42 Real Property. (Refs & Annos)
A notarial act may be performed within the District by the following persons to the extent authorized by law:
A notary public of the District;
A judge, clerk, or deputy clerk of any court of the District; or
Any other person authorized to perform the specific act.
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.
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.

Historical and Statutory

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. DC CODE § 42-143 Current through December 11, 2012


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