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Administrative Law Sources: California Sources

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NOTE: The California Building Code (title 24 of the California Code of Regulations) is separately published and is not available via the following resources (see the page of this guide on California Building Code for options). For other California administrative law resources, see the resources below.

In print: California Code of Regulations, KFC35 1990 .A22

Online via free, open web resources:

  • California State Agencies -
    • alphabetical listing of links to agency sites, sorted on most relevant term, e.g., California Board of Accountancy files before Acupuncture Board
    • if in doubt, use Agency Search.
  • California Code of Regulations via Westlaw (free) -
    • comparable to CFR
    • unannotated regulations as adopted by state agencies, reviewed and approved by the Office of Administrative Law, and filed with the Secretary of State
    • searchable by keywords or citation
  • California Regulatory Notice Register via California Office of Administrative Law (2002- ) -
    • comparable to Federal Register
    • browseable by date (PDF files)

Online via subscription resources:

  • Via Westlaw Next (individual password required) -
    • select State materials > California > Regulations, California Regulations
    • select California Historical Regulations (under Tools & Resources on current California Regulations page) for versions from 2002 forward
    • select State materials > California >Administrative Decisions & Guidance, California Administrative Decisions & Guidance
    • select California Proposed & Adopted Regulations - Current or California Regulation Tracking (under Tools & Resources on current California Regulations page) for current proposed and adopted regulations and tracking
  • Via Lexis (individual password required) -
    • select Legal > States Legal - U.S. > California > Find Statutes, Regulations, Administrative Materials & Court Rules > By Administrative Materials
    • full list of available databases for current California Code of Regulations, regulatory tracking information, and administrative decisions as well as other agency guidance materials

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