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What Is in California’s Civil Code?

There are numerous parts, chapters, and articles containing hundreds of code sections, individual statutes

By Chris Micheli, March 23, 2022 3:26 pm

The California Civil Code is one of 29 Codes that contain state statutes. The Civil Code contains several sections of general provisions, followed by 4 Divisions. There are also numerous parts, chapters, and articles containing hundreds of code sections, or individual statutes. The following is a broad overview of the Civil Code.

TITLE OF THE ACT

THE CIVIL CODE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS [Sections 2 – 21]

DEFINITIONS AND SOURCES OF LAW [Sections 22 – 22.2]

EFFECT OF THE 1872 CODES [Sections 23 – 23.6]

DIVISION 1. PERSONS [Sections 38 – 86]

There are 10 Parts, 9 Chapters and no Articles.

DIVISION 2. PROPERTY [Sections 654 – 1422]

There are 4 Parts, 16 Titles, 10 Chapters, and 15 Articles.

DIVISION 3. OBLIGATIONS [Sections 1427 – 3273.16]

There are 10 Chapters and 15 Articles.

DIVISION 4. GENERAL PROVISIONS [Sections 3274 – 9566]

There are 10 Chapters and 15 Articles.

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