The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations promulgated by federal executive departments and agencies, as published in the Federal Register. The CFR is organized into 50 titles which represent broad topics.
If researching the CFR, it is recommended that you also research the corresponding Federal Register for additional summary and explanation. You can access the CFR for free at Govinfo.gov or, you can access the CFR through any of the subscription databases, including Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law.
If you are searching for regulations related to a specific statute, use the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules to find the relevant regulations.
Federal agencies are authorized to engage in legislative-like capacity when promulgating rules and regulations pursuant to enabling statutes. The Federal Register documents the entire federal rule-making process. It is the official daily publication for the Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders, Proclamations and other Presidential Documents. You can access the Federal Register for free at federalregister.gov or you can use any of the major subscription databases including Westlaw and Lexis.