Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–1231.07. Authority to refuse to perform notarial act.

(a) A notarial officer may refuse to perform a notarial act if the officer is not satisfied that:

(1) The individual executing the record is competent or has the capacity to execute the record; or

(2) The individual's signature is knowingly and voluntarily made.

(b) A notarial officer may refuse to perform a notarial act unless refusal is prohibited by a law other than this chapter.


(Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 8, 65 DCR 11606.)