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COVID-19 Public Alert

The Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia and all its divisions, including the Office of Documents and Administrative Issuances, Office of Protocol and International Affairs, Ceremonial Services, Office of Notary Commissions & Authentications and the Office of Public Records, remain operational in situational telework mode. Under Phase 2 of the District’s Re-Open Plan, the following changes begin on June 22, 2020:

  • We are now processing mail-in requests for authentications. Please see the Document Authentication website for details.
  • No in-person processing will be permitted.

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Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

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1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 419, Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 727-6306
Fax: (202) 727-3582
TTY: 711
Alternate Number: Notary: (202) 727-3117
Email: [email protected]

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Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. The Festival produces and coordinates daily events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Events are primarily free and open to the public.


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