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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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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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Public Forum on the New DC Archives

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The Bowser Administration and Secretary of DC Lauren C Vaughan will host A Public Forum on the New DC Archives. The Secretary of the District of Columbia, in cooperation with the Friends of the DC Archives, is convening a forum to garner public input and ensure that the residents of the District of Columbia have an opportunity to learn about and understand the importance of protecting and preserving DC’s valuable historical documents and artifacts.


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