Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter II. Existing Trust Companies; Perpetual Succession of Trust Companies.


§ 26–1351. Existing title insurance companies may become perpetual.

Any company formed prior to January 1, 1902, agreeably to law, for the purpose of insuring titles to real estate may become perpetual by filing, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, a certificate to that effect, in like manner as is provided by law for the filing of the original certificate of incorporation.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1289, ch. 854, § 641.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 26-402.

1973 Ed., § 26-302.


§ 26–1352. Trust companies to have perpetual succession.

Any company transacting the business of a trust company and heretofore or hereafter organized or operating under the provisions of this chapter, but before April 11, 1986, shall have perpetual succession from the date of its organization, or until such time as it be dissolved, or until its franchise shall become forfeited by reason of violation of law, or until terminated by either a general or special act of Congress, or until its affairs be placed in the hands of a receiver and finally wound up by him.


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1289, ch. 854, § 641; June 24, 1936, 49 Stat. 1898, ch. 743; Nov. 23, 1985, D.C. Law 6-63, § 106(a)(1); as added Apr. 11, 1986, D.C. Law 6-107, § 2(k), 33 DCR 1168.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 26-403.

1973 Ed., § 26-303.