Regulations and Guidance

All Federal regulations can be found at the Code of Federal Regulations 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 two file formats: Adobe Acrobat (PDF) and Microsoft Word (doc). To the extent possible, all documents have been made available in either Adobe Acrobat Ver 5.0 and higher, and are 508 compliant.

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

The following sections include links to Rural Development FR Publications and regulations: