Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–1231.17. Notarial sealer.

(a) A notary public shall be responsible for the security of the notary's notarial sealer and shall not allow another individual to use the notarial sealer to perform a notarial act. Upon the death, resignation, or removal from office of a notary public, the notary's records, including all the official papers, shall be deposited with the Mayor.

(b) If a notary public's notarial sealer or signature is lost, stolen, damaged, or otherwise incapable of affixing a legible image, the notary, or the notary's personal representative or guardian shall promptly notify the Mayor.