California Resources

This State Guide provides an in-depth look at sources of law within the state of California.

California Register

The Register contain notices of proposed regulatory actions and final regulations filed with the Secretary of State.


State Website

  • California Regulatory Notice Register Online (Off. Admin. L.). "Contains notices of proposed regulatory actions by state regulatory agencies to adopt, amend or repeal regulations contained in the California Code of Regulations." The text of the regulation sections affected is contained in the Register. Available in PDF, the Regulatory Notice Register is published weekly by the California Office of Administrative Law.

California Regulations

Barclay's Official California Code of Regulations (Cal. Code Regs.)


State Website

Print Regulations

Consists of 28 titles that contain the codification of state agency regulations.

Historical Print Regulations

Prior to 1990, publication was called the California Code of Regulations.

More on Regulations in General

State registers and regulation tracking are offered by Lexis, found in its Administrative Codes & Regulations with coverage varying by state. Please note that for some states, Lexis no longer updates the register and offers administrative agency rulemaking activity such as proposal, notice and comment, hearing, emergency and permanent promulgation, and withdrawal only through its Regulation Tracking service. Coverage of the service is generally from 1990 to current.

In Westlaw, search historical regulations (coverage varies per state), proposed & adopted regulations - current (covers 2 most recent years & currently proposed and newly adopted regulations), proposed and adopted regulations - all (to search the state's entire register with coverage starting from 2006) and regulation tracking. All links can be found on the state's Regulations page.

In Bloomberg Law, proposed, final, emergency, temporary, and interim rules, plus regulatory notices can be found under Rulemaking within the State Laws & Regulation collection.

The American Association of Law Libraries' Online Legal Information Resources notes the official status of each state's primary law publications found on government websites, including regulations.