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In the Virginia Rules section of this Web site, you will find references to specific Code of Virginia sections (such as Code of Virginia § 18.2-46.2). The Code of Virginia is the official record of laws enacted by the Virginia General Assembly and signed by the Governor. These laws apply to everyone in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Code of Virginia is organized into 67 Titles dealing with particular topics; Titles are organized into Chapters. Virginia Rules focuses mainly on information about juvenile courts (Title 16.1), about crimes (Title 18.2), and about education (Title 22.1).
The Virginia General Assembly has posted the entire Code of Virginia online for web searching. You can perform a search by using key word(s), phrases or section numbers. You can also use the Table of Contents to view all Titles, Chapters, and Sections.
To explore the searchable Code of Virginia, go to the Virginia General Assembly Legislative Information System (LIS).
Virginia Rules by Topic
Sections of the Code of Virginia that are mentioned in the Virginia Rules section are listed below with a link to the specific code on LIS.