The primary mission of the Office of Documents and Administrative Issuances is to provide prompt preparation, editing, printing and publication of the District of Columbia Register and the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations in accordance with the District of Columbia Documents Act of 1978. The office also has a primary responsibility for preparing or reviewing, editing and assisting in the drafting of Mayor's Orders, Mayor's Memoranda and policies and procedures, appointments to cabinet and senior-level positions in subordinate agencies to the Mayor, and board and commissions, delegations of authority to exercise authority to act on behalf of the Mayor, establishment of agencies, departments, and boards and commissions, and any other duties conferred to the Mayor by the District of Columbia Home Rule Act of 1973. The office's secondary mission is the enforcement of standards and procedures to be followed by all District of Columbia government agencies seeking to promulgate rules and regulations or to propose and issue executive orders and other administrative issuances.
The Office of Documents and Administrative Issuances was established as the Office of Documents in 1979 by the District of Columbia Documents Act (DC Law 2-153). The Secretary became responsible for supervision of the Office of Documents in 1983. In 1987, the Office of Documents moved from the oversight of the Secretary to the Office of Intergovernmental Relations. Pursuant to Mayor’s Order 91-192, the office is again a component office of the Office of the Secretary.
Office of Documents and Administrative Issuances
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 520 South
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-5090
Fax: (202) 727-6042
Contact: Sherie Mitchell
Hours of Operation
Publication Sales Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm
Public Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
Frequently Asked Questions
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