Statutory Authority/Rules and Regulations
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
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
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.