THE VIRGINIA REGISTER OF REGULATIONS is an official state publication issued every other week throughout the year. Indexes are published quarterly, and are cumulative for the year. The Virginia Register has several functions. The new and amended sections of regulations, both as proposed and as finally adopted, are required by law to be published in the Virginia Register. In addition, the Virginia Register is a source of other information about state government, including petitions for rulemaking, emergency regulations, executive orders issued by the Governor, and notices of public hearings on regulations.
Official opinions represent the attorney general’s analysis of current law based on his thorough research of existing statutes, the Virginia and United States constitutions, and relevant court decisions.
Founded in 1823 to preserve and provide access to the state's incomparable printed and manuscript holdings. The collection is the most comprehensive resource in the world for the study of Virginia history, culture, and government.
Identifying which records in the Library of Virginia's collections will be useful to you in your research largely depends on what time period you are studying. This webpage notes best sources by time period.