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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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Notary and Authentication Services

The Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications (ONCA) is open to the public for Notary and Authentications.  Our hours are from 9 AM - 1 PM, Monday-Friday, except holidays.  No appointment is needed.  Service usually takes about 5-10 minutes. 

Service Contact: Office of the Secretary, Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications 

Service Location: 441 4th Street, NW
City: Washington
State: DC
Zip: 20001
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: (202) 727-3117
Contact Fax: (202) 727-8457
Office Hours: 8:15 am to 4:45 pm
Walk-In Hours: 9 am to 1 pm
The District of Columbia Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications is open to the public Monday through Friday, with walk-in hours from 9 am to 1 pm. 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 [email protected].
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