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Notaries Public in District of Columbia

Welcome to the Notary Near Me ™ page for District of Columbia. Click on the links above to find a notary in District of Columbia by city. Once you locate a District of Columbia Notary Public, view details of their professional notary experience on their profile page, such as whether they are a loan signing agent, or can receive e-docs.

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Become a Notary Public in DC

The information and links below provide a general overview of how to become a Notary Public in DC


In order to become a Notary Public in DC, you must be 18 years of age or older and be a legal resident or work in the District of Columbia. You may not have had a felony conviction or ever had a Notary commission revoked. Applicants must be able to read, write, and understand English.

A complete overview of qualifications and requirements for being appointed as a DC Notary Public can be viewed in the DC Notary Handbook:

Notary Public DC Maximum Notary Fees

DC notaries public may charge a maximum fee of $5 per paper notarial act.

DC Notary Public Acknowledgment Information

An acknowledgment is the notary act of a signer declaring to a Notary Public that they have willingly signed a document. The act of presenting a signed document before a Notary Public and asking the Notary Public to notarize the signature constitutes acknowledging signing the document. The signer may sign the document before being in the presence of the Notary Public, however, the signer must appear before the Notary Public to sign the notary journal and receive the affixation of the notary seal on the notary certificate.

DC Notary Public Jurat Information

A Jurat is the notary act of a signer swearing under oath before a Notary Public that the statement in the notarized document is true. Jurat certificate wording must accompany all Jurat notary acts in one of the following: within the document itself, after the signature area(s), or on an attached certificate form.