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The DC Code: § 42-145 Notarial acts under federal authority.

Index42 Real Property. (Refs & Annos)
a
A notarial act shall have the same effect under the law of the District as if the notarial act had been performed by a notarial officer of the District if the notarial act is performed anywhere under authority granted by the law of the United States by:
1
A judge, clerk, or deputy clerk of a court;
2
A commissioned officer on active duty in the military service of the United States as provided in 10 U.S.C. § 936;
3
An officer of the foreign service or consular officer of the United States as provided in §§ 3 and 7 of An Act To provide for the reorganization of the consular service of the United States, approved April 5, 1906 (34 Stat. 101; 22 U.S.C. § 4215 passim); or
4
Any other person authorized by federal law to perform a notarial act.
b
The signature and title of a person who performs a notarial act under federal authority are prima facie evidence that the signature is genuine and that the person holds the designated title.
c
The signature and indicated title of an officer listed in subsection (a)(1), (2), or (3) of this section shall establish conclusively the authority of a holder of that title to perform a notarial act.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 45-625. 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 § 5 of the Uniform Law on Notarial Acts. See 14 Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 42-145 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

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