Code of the District of Columbia

Chapter 12. Notaries Public. [Repealed]


§ 1–1201. Appointment; representation of clients before government departments; license fee; rules. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1279, ch. 854, § 558; June 29, 1906, 34 Stat. 622, ch. 3616; Feb. 10, 1925, 43 Stat. 821, ch. 198; Dec. 16, 1944, 58 Stat. 810, ch. 597, § 1; June 22, 1983, D.C. Law 5-14, § 304, 30 DCR 2632; Sept. 24, 2010, D.C. Law 18-223, § 1072, 57 DCR 6242; Sept. 14, 2011, D.C. Law 19-21,§ 9020(b), 58 DCR 6226; Sept. 20, 2012, D.C. Law 19-168, § 8003, 59 DCR 8025; Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(b), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-801.

1973 Ed., § 1-501.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 47-2853.04.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-223 rewrote subsec. (c), which had read as follows: “(c) The Council of the District of Columbia shall issue rules necessary to carry out the provisions of §§ 1-1201 to 1-1215: Except, that the Mayor of the District of Columbia shall amend by rule from time to time the amount of any fee established pursuant to §§ 1-1201 to 1-1215.”

D.C. Law 19-21, in subsec. (b), inserted “All proceeds collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited into the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia.”

The 2012 amendment by D.C. Law 19-168 deleted the former last sentence of (b), which read: “All proceeds collected pursuant to this section shall be deposited into the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia.”

Cross References

Licensing of non-health related occupations and professions, see § 47-2853.04.

Uniform Law: on Notarial Acts, see § 42-141 et seq.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 1072 of Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-463, July 2, 2010, 57 DCR 6542).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 8003 of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-383, June 19, 2012, 59 DCR 7764).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 8003 of Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2012 (D.C. Act 19-413, July 25, 2012, 59 DCR 9290).

Short Title

Short title: Section 1071 of D.C. Law 18-223 provided that subtitle H of title I of the act may be cited as the “Notaries Public Authentications and License Fee Amendment Act of 2010”.

References in Text

Pursuant to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer’s “Notice of Public Interest” published in the April 18, 1997, issue of the District of Columbia Register ( 44 DCR 2345) the Office of Tax and Revenue assumed all of the duties and functions previously performed by the Department of Finance and Revenue, as set forth in Commissioner’s Order 69-96, dated March 7, 1969. This action was made effective January 22, 1997, nunc pro tunc.

New Implementing Regulations

New implementing regulations: Section 302 of D.C. Law 5-14 also amended the Notaries Public Regulation (Reg. 73-13; 25 DCRR 3).

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 402(20) of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to the District of Columbia Council, subject to the right of the Commissioner as provided in § 406 of the Plan. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 1–1202. Term of office. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1279, ch. 854, § 559; Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(b), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-802.

1973 Ed., § 1-502.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-1201.


§ 1–1203. Oath; bond. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1279, ch. 854, § 561; June 25, 1936, 49 Stat. 1921, ch. 804; Dec. 16, 1944, 58 Stat. 811, ch. 597, § 2; June 25, 1948, 62 Stat. 991, ch. 646, § 32(a), (b); May 24, 1949, 63 Stat. 107, ch. 139, § 127; July 7, 1955, 69 Stat. 281, ch. 280, § 5; July 5, 1966, 80 Stat. 263, Pub. L. 89-493, § 1; Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(b), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-803.

1973 Ed., § 1-504.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-1217.

Cross References

Oaths and affirmations, see § 1-501.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 1–1204. Seal. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1279, ch. 854, § 562; Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(b), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-804.

1973 Ed., § 1-505.


§ 1–1205. Filing of signature; depositing impression of seal; certification as to authenticity. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1279, ch. 854, § 563; June 25, 1936, 49 Stat. 1921, ch. 804; June 25, 1948, 62 Stat. 991, ch. 646, § 32(b); May 24, 1949, 63 Stat. 107, ch. 139, § 127; July 5, 1966, 80 Stat. 263, Pub. L. 89-493, § 2; Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(b), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-805.

1973 Ed., § 1-506.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 1–1206. Exemption from execution. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1279, ch. 854, § 564; Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(b), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-806.

1973 Ed., § 1-507.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-1217.


§ 1–1207. Foreign bills of exchange. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1279, ch. 854, § 565; Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(b), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-807.

1973 Ed., § 1-508.


§ 1–1208. Inland bills of exchange; promissory notes and checks. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1279, ch. 854, § 567; Apr. 1, 1942, 56 Stat. 190, ch. 207, § 1; July 8, 1963, 77 Stat. 77, Pub. L. 88-60, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 570, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 155(a); Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(b), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-808.

1973 Ed., § 1-509.


§ 1–1209. Other acts for use and effect beyond District. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1279, ch. 854, § 566; Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(b), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-809.

1973 Ed., § 1-510.


§ 1–1210. Certification of certain instruments; depositions; administration of oaths and affirmations; affidavits. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1280, ch. 854, § 568; June 30, 1902, 32 Stat. 533, ch. 1329; Oct. 1, 1976, D.C. Law 1-87, § 2, 23 DCR 2544; Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(b), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-810.

1973 Ed., § 1-511.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-1211.


§ 1–1211. Record of official acts; certified copies. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1280, ch. 854, § 569; Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(b), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-811.

1973 Ed., § 1-512.


§ 1–1212. Copy of record as evidence. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1280, ch. 854, § 570; Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(b), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-812.

1973 Ed., § 1-513.


§ 1–1213. Fees. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1280, ch. 854, § 571; June 30, 1902, 32 Stat. 533, ch. 1329; Mar. 8, 1984, D.C. Law 5-52, § 2, 30 DCR 5931; July 1, 2016, D.C. Law 21-137, § 2, 63 DCR 7148; Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(b), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-813.

1973 Ed., § 1-514.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-1214.


§ 1–1214. Penalties for taking higher fees. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1280, ch. 854, § 572; June 25, 1936, 49 Stat. 1921, ch. 804; June 25, 1948, 62 Stat. 991, ch. 646, § 32(b); May 24, 1949, 63 Stat. 107, ch. 139, § 127; July 5, 1966, 80 Stat. 263, Pub. L. 89-493, § 3; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 570, Pub. L. 91-358, § 155(a); Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(b), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-814.

1973 Ed., § 1-515.


§ 1–1215. Custody of records and official papers upon death, resignation, and removal from office. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1280, ch. 854, § 573; June 25, 1936, 49 Stat. 1921, ch. 804; June 25, 1948, 62 Stat. 991, ch. 646, § 32(b); May 24, 1949, 63 Stat. 107, ch. 139, § 127; July 5, 1966, 80 Stat. 263, Pub. L. 89-493, § 4; Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(b), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-815.

1973 Ed., § 1-516.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 1–1216. Certificates issued by Mayor. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Dec. 16, 1944, 58 Stat. 811, ch. 597, § 4; Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(c), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-816.

1973 Ed., § 1-517.

Editor's Notes

Office of Secretary to Board of Commissioners abolished: The Office of the Secretary to the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia was abolished and the functions thereof transferred to the Board of Commissioners by Reorganization Plan No. 5 of 1952. Reorganization Order No. 41 of the Board of Commissioners, dated June 23, 1953, issued pursuant to that Plan, established as part of the Executive Office of the Board of Commissioners, under the direction and control of the Board, an Office of the Secretary to the Board of Commissioners to perform ministerial duties for the Board. The Order described the purpose and functions of the Office of Secretary and provided that the functions and positions of the previously existing Office of the Secretary to the Board be transferred to the new office, and that the previously existing Office of the Secretary be abolished. The executive functions of the Board of Commissioners were transferred to the Commissioner of the District of Columbia by § 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967. Organization Order No. 2 of the Commissioner, dated December 13, 1967, as amended, established within the Executive Office of the Commissioner a Secretariat headed by an Executive Secretary. The Order transferred to the Secretariat certain functions, including the duties, powers and authorities of all officers and employees performing such functions and assigned to the Office of the Secretary as it existed immediately prior to December 13, 1967, and revoked all other orders inconsistent therewith.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.


§ 1–1217. Authorization for appropriation; inclusion of expenses in Mayor’s annual estimates. [Repealed]

Repealed.


(Dec. 16, 1944, 58 Stat. 811, ch. 597, § 5; Oct. 28, 1949, 63 Stat. 972, ch. 782, title XI, § 1106(a); Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-139, § 3205(c), 25 DCR 5740; Dec. 4, 2018, D.C. Law 22-189, § 34(c), 65 DCR 11606.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 1-817.

1973 Ed., § 1-518.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-636.02.

Change in Government

This section originated at a time when local government powers were delegated to a Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia (see Acts Relating to the Establishment of the District of Columbia and its Various Forms of Governmental Organization in Volume 1). Section 401 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1967 (see Reorganization Plans in Volume 1) transferred all of the functions of the Board of Commissioners under this section to a single Commissioner. The District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, 87 Stat. 818, § 711 ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.11), abolished the District of Columbia Council and the Office of Commissioner of the District of Columbia. These branches of government were replaced by the Council of the District of Columbia and the Office of Mayor of the District of Columbia, respectively. Accordingly, and also pursuant to § 714(a) of such Act ( D.C. Code, § 1-207.14(a)), appropriate changes in terminology were made in this section.