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Due to construction, the Office of Public Records will be closed to walk-in researchers during the week of December 5. The schedule for the following week has not been determined; please call (202) 671-1105 prior to coming to OPR during the week of December 12.

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Ceremonial Services Unit


The Ceremonial Services Unit is responsible for processing all requests for ceremonial documents from the Mayor including proclamations, salutes, citations, certificates of appreciation, public service awards, greetings, congratulatory or condolence letters and other items of a ceremonial nature. The Mayor presents or sends these documents to individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies. The unit coordinates dozens of requests for documents each week, with the goal of timely availability for presentation at events throughout the District or publication in programs. The ceremonial services function has existed since the 1800s. The current Ceremonial Services Unit was officially created by Mayor's Order 91-192 on December 4, 1991, through the realignment of the Office of the Secretary. 

Contact Information

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 419
Washington, DC 20004
Phone:  (202) 727-5082
Fax:  (202) 727-3582
Email: ceremonial.services@dc.gov

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm (Document pick-up 9 am-4:30 pm)

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