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Effective January 2022, the Office of Public Records will suspend public research hours for walk-in researchers to the 1300 Naylor Court NW location. This location will remain open to requests from the public via our [email protected] portal to researchers. Any appointments that have been scheduled during the January 2022 time period will be rescheduled. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to serving you via our [email protected] portal or by telephone at (202) 671-1105.

For Notary Services: Contact (202) 727-3117, Open for walk-in 9 am - 1 pm, Monday-Friday, except holidays, Location: 441 4th Street, NW.

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Office of Public Records and Archives

Overview

The Office of Public Records schedules, collects, stores and manages records of the District government through the services of the District of Columbia Archives, Records Center and the Library of Government Information. These repositories hold a wide array of documents that include administrative, architectural, engineering, fiscal, genealogical, historical and legal records. The office also surveys, appraises and schedules records; accessions records into the Archives, Records Center and Library of Information; services records and research requests from agencies of the government and the public; refiles and relocates records in the repositories; and disposes records that have met the terms and conditions of the schedules. The Office of Public Records Management, Archival Administration and Library of Government Information (Office of Public Records) was established in the Office of the Secretary, February 11, 1986, by Mayor’s Order 86-28, in accordance with DC Law 6-19, to collect and preserve the history of the District government.

Contact Information

1300 Naylor Court, NW

Washington, DC 20001

Phone: (202) 671-1105

Fax: (202) 727- 6076

Hours of Operation

Research Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm

Public Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:15 am-4:45 pm

More Information:

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