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Finding California Statutes, Regulations, and Related Cases

Searching for Regulations by Citation

If you have a citation to a C.C.R. section, you can go right to the text of that section in the print version of the C.C.R.

If you are using LexisNexis Academic, you can enter your citation as you would enter a statutory citation. For example, if you are looking for 22 C.C.R. § 98002, you should select  "State Statutes and Regulations" as your "Content Type".  Then select "Advanced Options".  Check the "Administrative Code" and "California" boxes.   Select "Cite" on the "Select a Segment" drop-down menu and enter 22 AND 98002 within the parentheses.  Once your section comes up, you can view surrounding C.C.R. sections by using the “Document Browse” arrows in the upper left corner of the screen.

If you are using the publicly available online version of the C.C.R., click on "search" at the upper right-hand of  the C.C.R. home page.  Then enter the title number and section number you are looking for.

At the end of each C.C.R. section are "Authority cited" and "Reference" notes that provide citations to related California statutory code sections ("Authority cited" notes indicate the statutory sections that authorized the regulation). If you are beginning your research with a regulation, the statutory references for that regulation can be useful in locating the statutory code section(s) that pertain to your research topic.

Once you are in a C.C.R. section, you can use the Table of Contents to help you find other relevant regulatory sections.  In LexisNexis Academic, click on “Show TOC” in the upper left corner of the screen.  In both the publicly available version and LexisNexis Academic, you can link to the more specific headings under any of the broader subdivision headings.

If you are viewing a section in the publicly available version online, you can also quickly jump to the next section in the C.C.R. by clicking on the "Documents in Sequence" link at the bottom of the screen. Once you have selected the Documents in Sequence viewing mode, you can continue browsing forward in the code or  backward by clicking on the forward or backward arrow near the bottom of the screen (as shown below).