Publication and Regulatory Services
The DC Register is the official legal bulletin published by the District government and is the temporary supplement to the DC Municipal Regulations. Find a link to the DC Register Archive under related services.
The DC Register includes the following:
- Council of the District of Columbia acts, laws and resolutions
- Council of the District of Columbia notices
- Notices of emergency, proposed and final regulations (agency rulemakings)
- Notices of public hearings
- Documents of general public interest
Issues of the DC Register beginning October 1, 2009, are available online.
Issues of the DC Register from April 2003 through September 2009 are available online. See link under related services.
Hard copies of the DC Register from 1954 to September 2009 are available only at the Martin Luther King, Jr, Memorial Library's Washingtoniana Division, 901 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. For more information, call (202) 727-0321.
DC Municipal Regulations
The DC Municipal Regulations is the official compilation of the rules and regulations issued by District of Columbia agencies and the Council of the District of Columbia.
The DC Municipal Regulations contains 31 titles and is available online.
Mayor’s Orders generally establish policy, direction, executive appointments, or delegation of authority for agencies under the authority of the Mayor.
Mayor’s and Commissioner’s Orders beginning January 1973 are available online.
The Mayor or agencies under the authority of the Mayor issue Mayor’s Memoranda to direct the application or implementation of a policy, announce an action or event, provide guidance, or clarify a previously stated policy or position.
Copies of Mayor’s Memoranda are available online. Or, you may obtain them by emailing the Office of Documents and Administrative Issuances: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for DC Government Agencies: Deadline for Submitting Documents for Publication
The deadline for receiving documents from agencies, boards, commissions and public charter schools is Tuesday at noon of the same week. For example, the Office of Documents and Administrative Issuances publishes a notice received by Tuesday, January 10, 2012, in the Friday, January 13, 2012, edition of the DC Register. The deadline for the DC Council is Wednesday at noon of the same week of publication.
If an official District government holiday falls on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday only, the deadline for receiving documents from agencies, boards, commissions and public charter schools is Monday at noon of the same week of publication. The deadline for the DC Council is Tuesday at noon of the same week of publication.
Submitting notices for publication:
If your agency or public charter school requires login access to submit notices at www.dcregs.gov, the agency director, general counsel, or head of school must send a request to email@example.com with the name, email address and phone number of the individual authorized to submit notices on the agency’s or school’s behalf.
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Publication and Regulatory Services is managed and administered through the Office of Documents and Administrative Issuances.