Legal status

The systemic rules for the activity of the professional organization of notaries follow from Section 17 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland. In accordance therewith, a professional organization representing the profession in which the public places confidence shall safeguard the proper practice of such profession in accordance with and for the purpose of protecting the public interest. The notarial professional organization, which comprises the regional notarial chambers and the Polish National Council of Notaries, was established based on the Notaries Law Act of 14 February 1991 (unified text: Journal of Laws [Dz.U.] of 2019, item 540).

In accordance with the Notaries Law Act, the Polish National Council of Notaries represents the notary profession and is composed of notaries elected by general meetings of notaries forming the respective regional chambers. The Council’s term of office lasts 3 years, and its President is elected from among its members by secret ballot. The Polish National Council of Notaries has legal personality.