How to apply for a copy of a law or regulation?
What should I do if I need certification of a regulation?
How to certify documents to be used outside of Puerto Rico?
How to register the signature, sign, heading and seal of a notary public?
The certifications and regulations division provides the following services:
- Certify the Laws and Joint Resolutions adopted by the Legislature and signed by the Governor of Puerto Rico.
- Register and issue certificates of regulations, rules and procedures of government agencies.
- Authenticate signatures of public officials in documents that will be used outside of Puerto Rico. Some of these documents are:
- Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates
- Transfer of corpses, birds, animals and medicines
- Credit Transcriptions
- Criminal Record Certificates
- Public records
- Register signatures, sign, heading and seal of notary publics as well as prepare certificates of notary publics according to Law No. 75 of July 2, 1987.
- Keep a record of signatures and official seals of government officials.
- Granting Puerto Rican Citizenship Certificate
The procedure is as follows:
- Request the document in the Listing of Laws Division located on the second floor of the old Provincial Council building (Diputación Provincial).
- Copies of laws and resolutions are priced at one dollar ($1.00) per page, and shall be requested in the Listing of Laws area. If it is necessary that the copy of the law or resolution be certified, there will be an extra charge of three US dollars ($3.00). It shall be certified by the Division of Certifications and Regulations.
- If the document is requested for use of a Governmental Agency, a written request signed by the Head of such Agency shall be sent to the Listing of Laws Division requiring the document for official use and free of cost.
- If it is required that the copy of the law or resolution is certified:
- Request the document in the Listing of Laws Division.
- Acquire an Internal Revenue stamp in the amount of $3.00.
- Take all these documents to the Single Service Center located on the first floor of the Provincial Council building (Diputación Provincial).
You must go to the Regulations Section located in the Certifications and Regulations Division on the second floor of the Provincial Council building (Diputación Provincial).
- Visit the Unique Service Center on the first floor of the Provincial Council Building.
- Acquire an Internal Revenue Stamp in the amount of $3.00 per document to be certified.
- File the document with the Services Official right at the Unique Service Center.
You must submit the following documents to the Certifications and Regulations Office:
- Copy of the duly certified Resolution issued by the Supreme Court, after the Notary Public swearing-in.
- Notary Seal.
- Internal Revenue stamp for the amount of $5.00.