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Statutory Authority/Rules and Regulations


Statutory Authority

Pursuant to New Jersey Statutes Annotated (N.J.S.A.) 27:1A-1, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is organized in order to apply the full resources of the State "in a coordinated and integrated matter to solve or assist in the solution of the problems of all modes of transportation; to promote an efficient, fully integrated and balanced transportation system for the State; to prepare and implement comprehensive plans and programs for all modes of transportation development in the State; and to coordinate the transportation activities of State agencies, State-created public authorities, and other public agencies with transportation responsibilities within the State."

The State and Federal statutory authorities of the Department are:

Rules and Regulations

New Jersey state regulations, called "rules," implement the statutes that are the legal basis for operating state programs and services.

The New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C.), an official publication of the State of New Jersey, compiles all effective rules adopted by state agencies and filed with the Office of Administrative Law. The N.J.A.C. is regularly updated in a loose-leaf format organized by state agency content.

The New Jersey Register is the official publication issued twice monthly that contains notices of proposed rules and rules adopted by state agencies. It also carries notices such as public hearings and Executive Orders.

Both official publications are available from LexisNexis, the publisher licensed by the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law. Searchable online versions of these publications are available at LexisNexis.

New Jersey public, university and law libraries may also carry these publications. Contact the library directly for availability.

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  Last Updated:  February 22, 2017