Indiana Legal Resources

Indiana's official website is IN.gov. Click on the links below for more information on specific sections of Indiana law.


Indiana Constitution, Code, & Legislative Resources

Indiana State Constitution

  • Lexis Advance (NDLS Restricted) Browse > Sources > Search for a source > Type: Indiana Constitution.
  • LexisNexis Academic (ND Restricted) Search by Subject or Topic > State Statutes and Regulations Search > Advanced Options > Constitution.
  • Westlaw (NDLS Restricted) State Materials > Indiana > Indiana Statutes & Court Rules > Constitution of the State of Indiana [Annotated]

Indiana Code (current)

  • Indiana Code from the Indiana General Assembly. Current code is automatically retrieved, but note the pull-down menu allowing access to archived versions back to 2009.
  • Lexis Advance (NDLS Restricted) Type: Burns Indiana Statutes Annotated > Table of Contents.
  • LexisNexis Academic (ND Restricted) Search by Subject or Topic > State Statutes and Regulations Search > Advanced Options > Statutory Code > Indiana (click link).
  • Westlaw (NDLS Restricted) State Materials > Indiana > Indiana Statutes & Court Rules.

Indiana Code (historical)

  • Indiana Code from the Indiana General Assembly. Current code is automatically retrieved, but note the pull-down menu allowing access to archived versions back to 2009.
  • Indiana Code from Justia.com. Contains 2006, 2010-2016 versions.
  • Lexis Advance (NDLS Restricted) Type: Burns Indiana Statutes Annotated. Find the current version of the statute. The right frame of the screen has a link to archived versions of the statute (back to 1991).
  • LexisNexis Academic (ND Restricted) Source Directory: Browse > Legislation, Statutes & Codes > Statutes (Statutory Codes) > IN – Burns Indiana Code Annotated Archive from 1991. Choose the year in which you are interested (back to 1991).
  • Westlaw (NDLS Restricted) State Materials > Indiana > Indiana Statutes & Court Rules. In right frame under “Tools and Resources” see Indiana Statutes Annotated-Historical (back to 1990).

Bills: Proposed Legislation (current)

  • Bills from the current Regular Session of the Indiana General Assembly.
  • Lexis Advance (NDLS Restricted) Browse > Sources > Search for a source > Type: INTEXT. Contains the full text of bills pending in the Indiana state legislature.
  • Westlaw (NDLS Restricted) State Materials > Indiana > Indiana Proposed & Enacted Legislation > Proposed Legislation (Bills). Contains the full text of all available bills (introduced, amended, and enacted versions) from the current and recently-ended sessions of the Indiana Legislature.

Bills: Proposed Legislation (historical)

  • Index of legislative bills (back to 1999) from the Indiana General Assembly.
  • Lexis Advance (NDLS Restricted) Browse > Sources > Search for a source > Type: INTEXT. Contains the full text of bills pending in the Indiana state legislature. Use “Timeline” in the left frame to restrict to earlier bills (back to 1994).
  • Westlaw (NDLS Restricted) State Materials > Indiana > Indiana Proposed & Enacted Legislation. In the right frame under “Tools and Resources” see Indiana Historical Bills (back to 2005). Contains the full text of all available bills (introduced, amended, and enacted versions) from the current and recently-ended sessions of the Indiana Legislature).

Session Laws: Enacted Legislation

  • Acts public laws from the Indiana General Assembly (back to 2000).
  • Lexis Advance (NDLS Restricted) Browse > Sources > Search for a source > Type: INALS (Indiana Advance Legislative Service). Contains the full text of all laws enacted during a legislative session (back to 1989).
  • LexisNexis Academic (ND Restricted) Source Directory: Browse > Legislation, Statutes & Codes > Filter by: United States > Indiana > Advance Legislative Services > IN-Indiana Advance Legislative Service (back to 1989).
  • Westlaw (NDLS Restricted) State Materials > Indiana > Indiana Proposed & Enacted Legislation > Enacted Legislation (Session Laws). Contains acts and resolutions passed by the Indiana Legislature (back to 2009). See Indiana Historical Session Laws under “Tools and Resources” on the Indiana Proposed & Enacted Legislation webpage for session laws (back to 1988).

Other Legislative History Materials

For a detailed overview of the process of conducting legislative research in Indiana, see IU Bloomington’s Compiling State Legislative Histories with information on Indiana Legislative Documents and the IPFW Walter E. Helmke Library guide on Indiana State Government resources.


Indiana Administrative Law Resources

Indiana Administrative Code

  • Administrative Code from the Indiana General Assembly. The Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) is published under the authority of the Legislative Council. The IAC is a compilation of the text of all permanent Indiana administrative rules.
  • Lexis Advance (NDLS Restricted) Browse > Sources > Search for a source > Type: IN-Indiana Administrative Code > Table of Contents-IN-Indiana Administrative Code. Contains the current text of the Indiana Administrative Code. Once a code section is retrieved, the right frame of the screen will contain a link to archived versions of the regulation (back to 2004).
  • LexisNexis Academic (ND Restricted) Source Directory: Browse > Administrative Materials & Regulations > Regulatory Codes > Filter by: United States > Indiana (current code and code archive back to 2004).
  • Westlaw (NDLS Restricted) State Materials > Indiana > Indiana Regulations (current text of the Indiana Administrative Code). In the right frame under “Tools and Resources” see Indiana Historical Regulations (back to 2002).

Indiana Register

  • The Indiana Register (IR) is a serial publication containing the full text of proposed rules, final rules, and other documents, such as public hearing notices, notices of intent to adopt rules, non-rule policy statements, Executive Orders, and Attorney General’s Opinions. The IR can be considered an “advance sheet” of final rules to be codified in the IAC. Other documents, such as notices, non-rule policy statements, Executive Orders, and Attorney General’s Opinions that are posted on the IR Database Website are not subsequently published in the IAC. The IRACD acts as the publishing branch of the Legislative Council for the IR.
  • Lexis Advance (NDLS Restricted) Browse > Sources > Search for a source > Type: IN-Indiana Register > Table of Contents-IN-Indiana Register.
  • LexisNexis Academic (ND Restricted) Source Directory: Browse > Administrative Materials & Regulations > Registers > IN-Indiana Register (current code and code archive back to October 1998).
  • Westlaw (NDLS Restricted) State Materials > Indiana > Indiana Proposed & Adopted Regulations-Current. In the right frame under “Tools and Resources” see Indiana Administrative Register-Historical (back to 2000).

Indiana State Administrative Rules Drafting Manual

Indiana State Administrative Agencies