Laws and regulations

Laws

Revised Code of Washington

These are the all of the permanent laws passed by the state legislature that are now in force. They are arranged by subject matter, and are in effect throughout the state of Washington. It does not include temporary laws such as appropriations acts. The official version of the RCW is published by the Statute Law Committee and the Code Reviser.

apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/

Help with understanding Code language

The Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington (MRSC) created a guide to assist Washington county, city, and town officials in the drafting and adoption of ordinances, resolutions, motions, and related devices.

Local Ordinances for Washington Cities and Counties

Clark County Code

These are local ordinances passed by the Clark County Council, arranged according to subject matter. The code applies to Clark County.

www.codepublishing.com/WA/ClarkCounty/

Vancouver Municipal Code

These are local ordinances passed by the Vancouver City Council, arranged according to subject matter. The code applies to the city of Vancouver.

www.cityofvancouver.us/VMC

Help with locating Codes for other Clark County municipalities

Municode and Code Publishing Company are two of the largest publishers of Codes. You can search their lists of Washington entities to find Codes for additional Clark County cities, towns, and some public utility districts.

Municode library for Washington
Code Publishing Company library for Washington

United States Code

These are the general and permanent laws passed by the federal legislature, arranged by subject matter, and are in effect throughout the country.

uscode.house.gov

Regulations

Washington Administrative Code

The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) are regulations of executive branch agencies that are issued by authority of statutes. Like legislation and the Constitution, regulations are a source of primary law in Washington State. The WAC is arranged by subject or agency.

apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/

United States Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are regulations of federal agencies that are issued by authority of statutes. These are primary law in the United States. The CFR is arranged by subject or agency.

https://www.ecfr.gov