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How Many Total Regulations Are in California’s Code of Regulations?

Are there hundreds or thousands of State Regulations in California Code?

By Chris Micheli, May 23, 2022 2:48 am

Have you ever wondered the answer to this question? No?! Perhaps I am the only one who has. The following listing is outlines the 60,576 sections contained in the California Code of Regulations – the number of actual sections contained in each of the 26 Titles of the California Code of Regulations:

Title 1. General Provisions – 234 Sections

Title 2. Administration – 4,366 Sections

Title 3. Food and Agriculture – 2,324 Sections

Title 4. Business Regulations – 2,235 Sections

Title 5. Education – 3,305 Sections

Title 7. Harbors and Navigation – 37 Sections

Title 8. Industrial Relations – 5,568 Sections

Title 9. Rehabilitative and Developmental Services – 2,131 Sections

Title 10. Investment – 4,853 Sections

Title 11. Law – 861 Sections

Title 12. Military and Veterans Affairs – 129 Sections

Title 13. Motor Vehicles – 1,944 Sections

Title 14. Natural Resources – 5,595 Sections

Title 15. Crime Prevention and Corrections – 1,729 Sections

Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations – 3,488 Sections

Title 17. Public Health – 3,486 Sections

Title 18. Public Revenues – 1,716 Sections

Title 19. Public Safety – 1,168 Sections

Title 20. Public Utilities and Energy – 594 Sections

Title 21. Public Works – 636 Sections

Title 22. Social Security – 9,676 Sections

Title 23. Waters – 1,678 Sections

Title 25. Housing and Community Development – 2,267 Sections

Title 26. Toxics – 13 Sections

Title 27. Environmental Protection – 409 Sections

Title 28. Managed Health Care – 134 Sections

So, there are a total of 60,576 sections contained in the California Code of Regulations. In other words, there are 60,576 individual regulations in California as of May 2022.

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  1. Oh, brother! This regulation-overkill is ridiculous. All of them are necessary, right? (No.) I mean, who can even keep track? Makes me feel overwhelmed just looking at the list. But thank you for it anyway, Chris Micheli.

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