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Kentucky Law: Administrative

Overview of Kentucky legislative, judicial, executive, local, and constitutional legal resources.

Kentucky Administrative Regulations & Agencies

The legislature often passes broad legislation that establishes a regulatory scheme. The nuts and bolts of the scheme may not appear in the KRS. It is left to Kentucky's administrative agencies to flesh out these laws and carry out the will of the legislature. The agencies do this by promulgating regulations.

Regulations have the same force and effect as any law passed by the legislature. Kentucky administrative regulations can be found in the Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR).

A citation to the KAR will have one of the following formats:

  • Title KAR Chapter:Section (Date)
    • For example: 904 KAR 3:045 (1996)
  • Title Ky. Admin. Regs. Chapter:Section (Date)
    • For example: 904 Ky. Admin. Regs. 3:045 (1996)

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Additional Resources

An extensive collection of Kentucky materials, which are rarely available for public access elsewhere, are held in the Attic of the law library. For access to the Attic, ask at the front desk.