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Property Law: Laws & Regulations

Laws

Federal

To locate U.S. Code sections on your topic, consult the index to one of the federal annotated codes. Sources include:

State

Many aspects of property law are governed by statutes, particularly state statutes. To locate relevant statutes, use the General Index in the jurisdiction's annotated code. For search terms, start with Real Property, Real Estate, or the specific legal issue you are researching, such as Adverse Possession or Quieting Title.

The print version of the state statutory codes are located on the 3rd Floor of the Law Library.

Regulations

Federal

To locate federal regulations on your topic, consult the index to the Code of Federal Regulations. Sources include:

The Federal Register provides a chronological listing of proposed and final regulations, notices, and selected presidential documents.  Sources include:

State

A few aspects of property law may be governed by administrative regulations. To locate relevant regulations, locate the jurisdiction's administrative code in print or on the internet and look for an index, a table of contents, and/or a search engine. For search terms, start with Real Property, Real Estate, or the specific legal issue you are researching.

The print version of the state administrative codes are shelved on the 3rd Floor with the state materials.