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Notary and Authentication Services

Service Contact: Office of the Secretary; Judi Gold, Notary Officer
Service Location: 441 4th Street, NW
City: Washington
State: DC
Zip: 20001
Contact Email: notary@dc.gov
Contact Phone: (202) 727-3117
Contact Fax: (202) 727-8457
Office Hours: 9 am to 1 pm
 
The District of Columbia Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications is open to the public from 9 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday. The Office bestows Notary commissions to qualified individuals who seek to become a DC notary or who are renewing their existing DC commission. The Office also serves those citizens seeking authentication of documents that are going to be conveyed abroad or to other jurisdictions. We serve customers daily on a first come, first served basis and receive same day processing services.  For more information, call (202) 727-3117 or email notary@dc.gov.
 
Attention:
The Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications does not provide notarization of documents as a service.
 
Documents brought to the office for authentication should already be properly notarized by a DC notary, if appropriate.

Notary and Authentications is managed and administered through the Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications