California Code

Sources of California Law

The Governor, California State Legislature and the Supreme Court of California lead the three branches of government in the State of California.

The main source of state law is the California Constitution and the state codes, as interpreted by state and federal courts, including the California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Regulations from administrative agencies are published in the California Regulatory Notice Register and are codified in the California Code of Regulations. The California Building Standards Code is available from the California Building Standards Commission.

Last modified: September 9, 2016