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2014 BA0 Office of the Secretary

The Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia is the official resource for protocol, legal records, history, and recognitions for the public, governments, and international community.

Summary of Services
The Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia provides services to the government and citizens through the Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications (commissions notaries and authenticates documents), the Office of Documents and Administrative Issuances (“ODAI,” publishers of the DC Register and the DC Municipal Regulations), and the Office of Public Records (managers of the DC Records Center, the District of Columbia Archives and the Library of Government Information). Furthermore, the Office of Ceremonial Services is responsible for all Mayoral proclamations and ceremonial documents and the Office of Protocol and International Affairs manages Sister City relationships and communications between the Executive Office of the Mayor and foreign government representatives.