Discover the DC Code

The laws of DC, for non-lawyers.

DC Decoded provides the DC Code on one friendly website. Inline definitions, cross-references, bulk downloads, a modern API, and all of the niceties of modern website design. It’s like the expensive software lawyers use, but free and wonderful.

This is a public beta test of DC Decoded, which is to say that everything is under development, but is at a point where it may be viewed by the public. DC Decoded is offered as a resource only, and any official reliance or citation must be made to the DC Official Code.

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Inline Definitions

Throughout the DC Code, very specific legal definitions are provided for terminology both specialized and mundane. If you don’t know which words have special definitions, and what those definitions are, then you can’t understand what a law really means. DC Decoded solves this problem neatly, by identifying every definition in the DC Code and providing a pop-up definition every time that a defined word appears.

Bulk Downloads

DC Decoded isn’t just a pretty website—you can take the laws with you, too. On our downloads page you can get copies of all of the laws of DC in any format that you like, to do whatever you like with. They’re available in formats meant for you to read and in formats meant for software to read, too. If you’re a software developer, you’ll love our API!