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Free Websites for Legal Research: State Statutory & Administrative Codes on the Internet

State Statutory & Administrative Codes on the Internet

The codes and regulations are from the state legislature's website, unless indicated otherwise. Check the dates on the websites, as some may not be completely up to date. If you need more advanced searching and editorial enhancements to the codes, please visit the Franklin County Law Library as we have the codes and regulations available on Westlaw and Lexis Advance in our computer labs.

State

Laws

Regulations

Alabama

Findlaw - Alabama Code

Alabama Administrative Code

Alaska

Alaska Statutes

Alaska Administrative Code 

Arizona

Justia Law - Arizona Revised Statutes

Arizona Secretary of State's Office - Administrative Code 

Arkansas

Justia Law - Arkansas Code

Arkansas Secretary of State - Administrative Rules (searchable, but not in codified format).

California

California Legislature - Code Search

Free from WestlawNext - California Code of Regulations

Colorado

Lexis Free Version - Colorado Revised Statutes

Colorado Secretary of State - Code of Regulations, Online Register

Connecticut

General Statutes of Connecticut

Connecticut eRegulations System

Delaware

Delaware Code Online

Delaware's Administrative Code

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Official Code

D.C. Municipal Regulations and D.C. Register

Florida

Online Sunshine - Florida Statutes

Florida Dept. of State - Administrative Code and Administrative Register

Georgia

Justia Law - Georgia Code

Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia

Hawaii

Hawaii Code

Lt. Governor of the State of Hawaii - Administrative Rules

Idaho

Idaho Statutes

Idaho Office of the Administrative Rules Coordinator - Administrative Code

Ilinois

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Illinois General Assembly, Joint Committee on Administrative Rules - Administrative Code

Indiana

Justia Law - Indiana Code

Indiana Administrative Code

Iowa

Iowa Code

Iowa Administrative Code

Kansas

Kansas Statutes

Kansas Secretary of State - Administrative Regulations

Kentucky

Kentucky Revised Statutes

Kentucky Administrative Regulations

Louisiana

Louisiana Revised Statutes

State of Louisiana, Division of Administration, Louisiana Administrative Code (each title is a separate Word document)

Maine

Maine Revised Statutes

Dept. of the Secretary of State, Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, Rules by Department

Maryland

Maryland General Assembly, Statute Lookup (searchable, but hard to browse), Justia Law - Maryland Code 2017 (easier to browse, but not totally up to date)

Division of State Documents, COMAR (Code of Maryland Regulations) Online 

Massachusetts

Search General Laws

Massachusetts Court System, Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR)

Michigan 

Michigan Compiled Laws

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Office of Regulatory Reinvention, Michigan Administrative Code

Minnesota

Office of the Revisor of Statutes, Minnesota Statutes

Office of the Revisor of Statutes, Minnesota Administrative Code

Mississippi

Justia Law - Mississippi Code

Mississippi Administrative Code Search, Index to Titles of the Mississipi Administrative Code (pdf document)

Missouri

Missouri Legislature - Missouri Revised Statutes

Secretary of State - Missouri Code of State Regulations

Montana

Montana Legislature - Montana Code Annotated

Secretary of State - Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) by Agency Title Numbers, Search ARM and Montana Administrative Register

Nebraska

Nebraska Revised Statutes

Nebraska Secretary of State - Rules and Regulations

Nevada

Nevada Legislature Law Library - Revised Statutes

Nevada Legislature Law Library - Administrative Code

New Hampshire

New Hampshire General Court - Statutes

Office of Legislative Services - New Hampshire Administrative Rules

New Jersey

Rutgers School of Law Library - New Jersey Statutes Homepage

LexisNexis - Free version of New Jersey Administrative Code

New Mexico

New Mexico Compilation Commission - Annotated New Mexico Statutes and Court Rules 

Commission of Public Records, State Records Center and Archives, The Official Site of the New Mexico Administrative Code

New York

New York State Legislature - Consolidated Laws

WestlawNext - Free version of New York Codes, Rules and Regulations

North Carolina

North Carolina General Statutes

Office of Administrative Hearings, North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC)

North Dakota

North Dakota Century Code

North Dakota Administrative Code

Ohio

LawRiter - Ohio Revised Code

LawRiter - Ohio Administrative Code

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Legislature - Oklahoma Statutes (available only at rtf files downloadable by title), Justia Law - Oklahoma Statutes (may not be totally up to date, and works better in Chrome than Internet Explorer)

Oklahoma Secretary of State - Oklahoma Administrative Code

Oregon

Oregon Revised Statutes

Secretary of State - Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR)

Pennsylvania

Purdon's Unofficial Statutes- a free version by WestlawNext. Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes from the General Assembly (difficult to search and browse)

Pennsylvania Code OnlinePennsylvania Reference Bureau, (official publication rules and regulations)

Rhode Island

State of Rhode Island General Laws

Rhode Island State Archives, Final Rules and Regulations Database Search (can't browse and very difficult to search), better method may be to go to the specific agency's website for which you need a regulation and search there.

South Carolina

South Carolina Code of Laws

South Carolina Legislature, Code of Regulations

South Dakota

South Dakota Legislature, Legislative Research Council, Codified Laws

South Dakota Legislature, Legislative Research Council, Rules List

Tennessee

Laws.com- Tennessee Laws (not sure how current it is), LexisNexis- Free version of Tennessee Code Unannotated

Secretary of State, Effective Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee

Texas

Texas Constitution and Statutes

Secretary of State, Texas Administrative Code

Utah

Utah Code and Constitution

Utah Dept. of Administrative Services, Division of Administrative Rules, Utah Administrative Code

Vermont

Vermont Statutes Online

LexisNexis - Free version of the Code of Vermont Rules

Virginia

Virginia General Assembly, Legislative Information System (LIS), Code of Virginia

Virginia General Assembly, Legislative Information System (LIS), Virginia Administrative Code

Washington

Revised Code of Washington (RCW)

Washington Administrative Code (WAC)

West Virginia

West Virginia Code

Secretary of State - Code of State Rules Search (no way to browse)

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations

Wisconsin Administrative Code

Wyoming Wyoming State Statutes, can only download the whole titles as Word documents, LexisNexis Free Version - Wyoming Statutes is easier to use, but can't link to individual titles or sections in this version either Secretary of State - Rules Search (no way to browse)