Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia

Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia Office of Secretary of DC is DC Archives, Ceremonial Docs, Notary Services, International Relations, DC Register for DC Mayor, Government & DC residents.
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The Office of the Secretary provides protocol, authentication and public records management services to the Mayor and District government agencies. In addition to managing the District of Columbia's Archives, commissioning all District of Columbia Notaries Public, and publishing the District of Columbia Register and the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, the Office of the Secretary is responsible for maintaining official records of mayoral actions and preparing executive orders, proclamations, directives and administrative issuances.

Mission: The Office of the Secretary's mission is to manage and support the work of the other five units within the Secretary, the Executive Office coordinates the District’s annual observances of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and DC Emancipation Day, advocates the Mayor’s voting rights strategies, prepares the annual Freedom of Information Act Report for the District of Columbia Government, manages the DC Voting Rights Grant funds, the DC One Fund, and receives all legal service to the Mayor (lawsuits and summonses). We also worked with the Office of the Attorney General to secure trademark protections for specific marks that will afford the District more branding opportunities.

Operating as usual

#ThrowBackThursday to the 2019 National Association of Secretaries of State Conference. It has been an exciting week att...
02/04/2021

#ThrowBackThursday to the 2019 National Association of Secretaries of State Conference. It has been an exciting week attending the 2021 Virtual Winter #NASSCon! As always, it is a pleasure to work with my fellow Secretaries of State to deliver democracy for all Americans.

MCN Build Foundation
02/01/2021

MCN Build Foundation

We are so proud of the new digital library in San Salvador! Built to honor the sister-cities agreement between Washington DC and San Salvador, the library features fast fabric optic WIFI, filtered drinking water, beautiful gardens, computers and learning software, 3D printers, and thousands of books.

The incredible community spirit in Parque Satelite will always stay in our hearts, as will the special connection we created with all those responsible for making this a reality.

#buildingopportunitythrougheducation

Guillermo Altamirano Arquitectura y Sustentabilidad Shinberg Levinas Architectural Design Inc CREA Consultores El Salvador Angel Machuca

Congratulations to Mayor Bowser, Mayor Muyshondt and Rudy Seikaly of MCN Build on the opening of the Digital Library in ...
01/27/2021

Congratulations to Mayor Bowser, Mayor Muyshondt and Rudy Seikaly of MCN Build on the opening of the Digital Library in our Sister City of San Salvador! It was my pleasure to watch the Virtual Ribbon Cutting Ceremony yesterday, bringing to life a part of our Sister City Agreement, signed in 2018! The Office of the Secretary is so excited to be a part of this collaboration. #WeAreDC

Mayor Bowser
01/26/2021

Mayor Bowser

For my parents, for our city, and for the health and safety of everyone around me, I got vaccinated today. Needles aren't my favorite, but I know that the vaccine is safe, and that it'll help move us forward.

#DCHOPE, #GetVaccinatedDC
Vaccinate.dc.gov

Mayor Bowser
01/21/2021

Mayor Bowser

Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser released the following statement on the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States of America Joseph R. Biden and the first woman, the first Black American, and the first South Asian American to serve as Vice President, Kamala Harris.

Mayor Bowser
01/20/2021

Mayor Bowser

Today, I brought Dr. Nesbitt as my guest to Inauguration in honor of our health care workers and all the sacrifices they and our residents have made.

It is a new and hopeful day.

#DCHOPE #InaugurationDay #WeAreDC

Mayor Bowser
01/20/2021

Mayor Bowser

As night falls on the District and our #COVIDMemorial candles continue to burn, I hold each of you, and our city, in my prayers tonight. Let's lean on each other. Know that you are not alone.

If you need a helping hand or someone to listen, call us:
1-888-793-4357

Serve DC - The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships
01/18/2021

Serve DC - The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships

Today marks the 26th Annual Martin Luther King #DayofService. Join us in commemorating the work of Dr. King and in honoring his legacy through service for others.

#MLKDay  #MLKDayOn

Happy Birthday, Ms. Mary C. Chisholm and Ms. Martha C. Gordon! The Office of the Secretary joins Mayor Bowser in celebra...
01/18/2021

Happy Birthday, Ms. Mary C. Chisholm and Ms. Martha C. Gordon! The Office of the Secretary joins Mayor Bowser in celebrating twin sisters, Ms. Gordon and Ms. Chisholm, graduates of Cardozo High School and residents of the District on their 100th birthdays today! #WeAreDC

01/18/2021
Mayor Bowser

Today, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let us celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, remember the values he stood for, and recommit ourselves to continuing Dr. King’s work towards justice and equality in our communities. Happy #MLKDay2021! #DCValues #DCStatehood #WeAreDC

When we go to the Tidal Basin and look up at the beautiful statue of Dr. King, we know that in addition to challenging us on racial equity and economic justice, he's also standing guard to wait for Washingtonians to become the 51st state in our union.

#MLKDay2021, #DCStatehood

Mayor Bowser
01/18/2021

Mayor Bowser

STAY INFORMED of the road closures and public access points related to the 2021 Presidential Inuaguration. The detailed list can be found here: bit.ly/2LzhyVI

Mayor Bowser
01/18/2021

Mayor Bowser

Get updates on the 59th Presidential Inauguration from DC Government. Text INAUG2021 to 888-777 for updates on public safety, street closures, weather alerts, transit updates, and more. #INAUG2021

Mayor Bowser
01/15/2021

Mayor Bowser

Tomorrow: Join MPD and HSEMA at 4:30 pm for an emergency preparedness and situational awareness call.

Dial-in: 844-881-1314
RSVP: bit.ly/CommunityCall0115
Live: Channel 16 and Mayor Bowser's Facebook Account

Thank you, Meridian International for a wonderful virtual winter #WelcomeToWashington reception. To the newly confirmed ...
01/14/2021

Thank you, Meridian International for a wonderful virtual winter #WelcomeToWashington reception. To the newly confirmed ambassadors honored yesterday evening, welcome to our world-class city and the DC diplomatic community! #WeAreDC

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the L.O.V.E. Act! The L.O.V.E. Act reminds us all that no matter what, love always wi...
01/11/2021

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the L.O.V.E. Act! The L.O.V.E. Act reminds us all that no matter what, love always wins! #DCLOVEAct #DCValues #LoveWins #WeAreDC

The deadline to apply for the 2021 Grant to Promote District of Columbia Voting Rights and Statehood is tomorrow, Monday...
01/03/2021
Office of the Secretary of State of the District of Columbia Announces Grant Application Deadline for the 2021 DC Democracy Grant | os

The deadline to apply for the 2021 Grant to Promote District of Columbia Voting Rights and Statehood is tomorrow, Monday, January 4, 2021, at 12:00 pm. Click the link below to apply today! https://os.dc.gov/release/office-secretary-state-district-columbia-announces-grant-application-deadline-2021-dc

Application Opening Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 Application Due Date: Monday, January 4, 2021 The Office of the Secretary of State of the District of Columbia Announces Monday, January 4, 2021 Grant Application Deadline for the DC Democracy Grant

Happy Birthday, Mr. Howard L. Greene! 🎉 The Office of the Secretary joins Mayor Bowser in celebrating Mr. Greene, a vete...
01/01/2021

Happy Birthday, Mr. Howard L. Greene! 🎉 The Office of the Secretary joins Mayor Bowser in celebrating Mr. Greene, a veteran and resident of the District for over 70 years on his 100th birthday today. #WeAreDC

On Monday, I had the distinct honor of convening the Fifteenth Meeting of the Electoral College in the District of Colum...
12/17/2020

On Monday, I had the distinct honor of convening the Fifteenth Meeting of the Electoral College in the District of Columbia, alongside Mayor Bowser, to cast Washington DC’s three electoral votes for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for President and Vice President of the United States! #WeAreDC

Thank you to a very special guest, Nick Cannon, for joining me today in support of the 2020 #DCOneFund Campaign, and enc...
12/17/2020

Thank you to a very special guest, Nick Cannon, for joining me today in support of the 2020 #DCOneFund Campaign, and encouraging everyone to give back by pledging! Your inspirational words reminded us all that we will "grow through" these unprecedented times, together! #WeAreDC

12/14/2020
Mayor Bowser

Watch the Fifteenth Electoral College Ceremony in the District of Columbia LIVE!

LIVE: The State Meeting of the Electors

Mayor Bowser
11/29/2020

Mayor Bowser

Now more than ever local businesses need our support. We’re going to bounce back. We’re going to get back up, but we won’t do it alone. Help out where you can DC. Let’s look out for each other and push our city forward.
Find a local business you can support at shopinthedistrict.com. #DCHOPE

I am honored to serve as a 2020 Mayor Muriel Bowser Spirit of Service Champion! Be sure to make your nominations for the...
11/23/2020

I am honored to serve as a 2020 Mayor Muriel Bowser Spirit of Service Champion! Be sure to make your nominations for the 2020 Spirit of Service Awards by Dec. 3rd at DCSpiritOfServiceAwards.com. #DCSpiritofServiceAwards #DoGoodDC

Serve DC - The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships
11/23/2020

Serve DC - The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships

CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS!

We want YOUR picks for Mayor Bowser's 2020 DC Spirit of Service Awards.

Here's how to get involved:

Step 1: Nominate those phenomenal individuals and organizations in your community by December 3 at DCSpiritofServiceAwards.com!
Step 2: Repost and share using #DCSpiritOfService #DoGoodDC to amplify our posts!

It's that easy! Stay tuned as we count down to the Spirit of Service red carpet on January 14th. #DCSpiritOfService #DoGoodDC

Thank you to Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes and the team members at the DC Department on Employment Services for your support ...
11/20/2020

Thank you to Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes and the team members at the DC Department on Employment Services for your support of and commitment to the 2020 #DCOneFund, and for your amazing energy, even in this virtual environment! You can pledge to the 66th DC One Fund today by visiting: os.dc.gov/page/dc-one-fu… #EachOneGiveOne

It was my pleasure to join Director Donaldson and members of the team at the District of Columbia Department of Housing ...
11/19/2020

It was my pleasure to join Director Donaldson and members of the team at the District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development for such a great virtual #DCOneFund Kick-off event! Today is indeed a great day to give! Visit os.dc.gov/page/dc-one-fu… to pledge to the 66th DC One Fund today.

Another fantastic #DCOneFund Virtual Kick-off today! Thank you to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Mayo...
11/18/2020

Another fantastic #DCOneFund Virtual Kick-off today! Thank you to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Mayor Lucinda Babers, and our partners, the United Way of the National Capital Area and the United Black Fund, for an exciting virtual event that included trivia, music, and the spirit of giving! #EachOneGiveOne

Thank you, Department of Energy and Environment for an amazing #DCOneFund Kick-off, complete with important and powerful...
11/18/2020

Thank you, Department of Energy and Environment for an amazing #DCOneFund Kick-off, complete with important and powerful messages from Director Tommy Wells and Deputy Mayor Lucinda Babers, musical performances from the talented DOEE team, and presentations from our partners, the United Way of the National Capital Area and the United Black Fund!

Congratulations to Diana Mayhew and the National Cherry Blossom Festival team on a fantastic 2021 Cherry Blossom Festiva...
11/18/2020

Congratulations to Diana Mayhew and the National Cherry Blossom Festival team on a fantastic 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival launch event! To read more about the 2021 Official Artwork by artist Patrick Guyton and festival updates visit bit.ly/3nBETTO. #ProudBoardMember #WeAreDC🌸

Serve DC - The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships
11/18/2020

Serve DC - The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships

Meet the 2020 Mayor Bowser Spirit of Service Champion Circle!

This diverse and distinguished cohort of servant-leaders embodies our mission of excellence through service and has committed to helping to amplify the Spirit of Service Awards within their vast networks.

Be sure to nominate the service champions in YOUR community at DCSpiritofServiceAwards.com! Nominations close December 3rd.

Here are today's testing sites.-If you have a symptom, stay home and call your doctor.-If your doctor isn’t available or...
11/18/2020

Here are today's testing sites.

-If you have a symptom, stay home and call your doctor.
-If your doctor isn’t available or cannot give you a COVID-19 test, visit a free public testing site near you.
-Stay home while you await results.

Thank you to the District of Columbia National Guard for such an inspiring #DCOneFund Kick-off! It was my pleasure to jo...
11/17/2020

Thank you to the District of Columbia National Guard for such an inspiring #DCOneFund Kick-off! It was my pleasure to join Deputy Mayor Lucinda Babers and our DC One Fund partners, the United Way of the National Capital Area and the United Black Fund for today's virtual event, and to share the message to keep winning and keep giving! Don’t forget to visit dconefund.org to pledge today.

Today, Team OS took an afternoon walk to support the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s #SpiritofSpring 5k Virtual Run/W...
11/16/2020

Today, Team OS took an afternoon walk to support the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s #SpiritofSpring 5k Virtual Run/Walk! 🌸 #WeAreDC

11/16/2020
Serve DC - The Mayor's Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships

As a Spirit of Service Champion, I am excited to team up with Serve DC to help kick-off Mayor Muriel Bowser's 2020 Spirit Service Awards. Hear from the Mayor about this exciting opportunity to nominate exemplary individuals and organizations in your community.

Visit DCSpiritOfServiceAwards.com and nominate the best of the best in civic engagement, philanthropy and service by Dec. 3rd Don’t forget to repost and share using #DCSpiritOfServceAwards #DoGoodDC

CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS!

Serve DC is proud to present Mayor Bowser's 2020 Demonstration of Commitment Spirit of Service Awards! Hear from Mayor Bowser on this exciting opportunity to NOMINATE exemplary individuals and organizations in YOUR COMMUNITY. Nominations end December 3!

Get involved at DCSpiritofServiceAwards.com and stay tuned as we countdown to the Spirit of Service red carpet! Rolling out January 14th, we want YOU there as we award honorees.

Use the tags #DoGoodDC #DemonstrationofCommitment #DCSpiritOfService to share your DC Spirit of Service story

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1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC
20004

Metro Center (Red Line) or Federal Triangle (Blue/Orange Line)

General information

The Secretary’s mission is accomplished by six units: the Executive Office; the Office of Documents and Administrative Issuances; the Office of Protocol and International Affairs; the Office of Notary Commissions and Authentications; the Office of Public Records Management, and; the Office of Ceremonial Services.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:30

Telephone

(202) 727-6306

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