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 About the CSR Online

Terms of Use

The electronic copies of rules available through the Code of State Rules (CSR) Online are for individual use only. This data may not be resold or provided for resale, nor may access be provided for payment in any format without a valid contract with the Secretary of State as provided by West Virginia Code §59-1-2.


The CSR Online is created from the electronic filings by the various rule-making bodies.   The Secretary of State and the State of West Virginia are not liable for any action taken in reliance on any information contained in the Code of State Rules or any other information on this site.

Currency of Rules

As soon as accepted by the Secretary of State, all rules immediately are online. 

  • Emergency rules are posted online for the duration of their effectiveness. An emergency rule must be replaced by a legislative rule within fifteen months, or it will automatically expire. See Emergency Rules for more detail.
  • Proposed rules are not yet part of the CSR, but are posted online during the public comment period. See Proposed & Emergency Rules for more detail.