Office of the Federal Register (OFR)

The Federal Register

Published every Federal working day, the Federal Register is the official journal of the United States Government. It provides legal notice of administrative rules and notices and Presidential documents in a comprehensive, uniform manner.

The Federal Register contains:

  • Federal Agency Regulations
  • Proposed Rules and Public Notices
  • Executive Orders
  • Proclamations
  • Other Presidential Documents

Accessing the Federal Register

There are a few ways to access this publication:


  • Today's Issue — Table of Contents for today's Federal Register (available by 8:45 a.m.) and options to subscribe to daily Table of Contents
  • Search/Advanced Search Federal Register — includes documents from 1994 through today
  • Public Inspection List — a preview of tomorrow's Federal Register (available at 8:45 a.m. with updates at 11:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. every business day)
  • Federal Register Indexes  — descriptive entries and page numbers for published Federal Register documents from 2013 through today

(OFR also provides text files for the Federal Register Indexes from 1994 through 2012)