Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–1231.11. Notarial act under authority of a federally recognized Indian tribe.

(a) A notarial act performed under the authority and in the jurisdiction of a federally recognized Indian tribe has the same effect as if performed by a notarial officer of the District, if the notarial act performed in the jurisdiction of the tribe is performed by:

(1) A notary public of the tribe;

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

(3) Any other individual authorized by the law of the tribe to perform the notarial act.

(b) The signature and title of an individual performing a notarial act under the authority of and in the jurisdiction of a federally recognized Indian tribe 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.


(Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 12, 65 DCR 11606.)