5 U.S. Code § 2904. Oath; administered without fees

An employee of an Executive agency who is authorized to administer the oath of office required by section 3331 of this title, or any other oath required by law in connection with employment in the executive branch, may not charge or receive a fee or pay for administering the oath.

(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 412.)

Historical and Revision Notes


U.S. Code

Revised Statutes and

Statutes at Large

5 U.S.C. 16a(a) (1st 9 words after last comma).

June 26, 1943, ch. 145, § 206 (1st 9 words after last comma), 57 Stat. 196.

Sept. 30, 1961, Pub. L. 87–332 (so much of par. under “General Provision” as inserted “(a)”), 75 Stat. 743.

5 U.S.C. 20.

Aug. 29, 1890, ch. 820, § 1 (2d sentence under “Fourth Auditor’s Of­fice”), 26 Stat. 371.

The section is restated to combine former sections 16a(a) (1st 9 words after last comma) and 20. The prohibition is restated in positive form. The words “officer” and “clerk” are omitted as included in “employee”. Reference to oaths taken on promotion is omitted as unnecessary.

Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.