Laws and Regulations

2016 Laws - Annotated to show changes made in 2015

2016 Laws - Unannotated

NOTICE - The 2016 edition of the Handbook of Laws and Rules is now available for purchase from the Board at $10.00 per copy. Requests for copies, with check or money order made payable to "DCA," may be submitted to the Board Office at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95833.

Building Design Authority - A one-page form that explains who has the authority to design buildings.

Codes of Professional Conduct - Information about the Codes of Professional Conduct (Board Rules 475 & 476), which became effective on July 4, 2003.

Written Contract Requirements for PE/PLS - Information about the written contract requirements (Business and Professions Code sections 6749 & 8759), which became effective on January 1, 2001.

Written Contract Requirements for Geologists and Geophysicists - Information about the written contract requirements (Business and Professions Code section 7839.2), effective on January 1, 2014.

Filing an Organization Record Form - Information about when an Organization Record form or Disassociation form needs to be filed with the Board.

Index of Decisions Designated as Precedent Decisions

The Board Rules and the Regulations Relating to Geology and Geophysics, as well as other Titles of the California Code of Regulations, are also available through the Office of Administrative Law and Westlaw at

The Legislative Counsel has extensive legislative information, as well as all of the California statutes [such as the Business and Professions Code], on its web site at

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