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
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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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.
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!