Regulations & Guidelines

All Federal regulations can be found at and customers can search, review and submit comments on Federal documents that are open for comment and published in the Federal Register.

As a service to our customers, we post Rural Development's Instructions, Administrative Notices, and forms. The Instructions are available in three file formats: Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Microsoft Word 6.0 (doc) and Text (txt). To the extent possible, all documents have been made available in either Adobe Acrobat Ver 5.0 and higher, or Text and are 508 compliant. If you should have accessibility issues and need a hard copy, please send an e-mail to

If you are having problems with this page, need a hard copy of any of the documents due to accessibility issues or would like to be added to the Regulations Update distribution list (available for Rural Development employees only with a valid Rural Development e-mail address), please e-mail