How do I search by CFR citation?
If you have a specific CFR citation, you can use the CFR Citation Locator tool from the CFR home page to generate a search for the citation. NOTE: Since the CFR is only indexed down to the part level, to find a section the system will generate a full-text search for you based on the criteria you entered for the year, title, part, and section. Let’s take a look at an example to illustrate how this works.
Example: We want to find 12 CFR 14.40 from 2007, which discusses “What a covered person must disclose” regarding consumer purchases of insurance.
It is best to narrow your search to a specific year if you can. If you wish to view the changes from year to year, however, you can choose “All” from the Revision Year drop down menu. After selecting a year, insert the title number, part number and section number in the appropriate boxes and click find citation. The below search generates a query that looks like this: (text:”14.40″ AND part:”14″ AND title_num:”12″ AND volrefdate:”2007″).
You’ll notice that the query is appending the Part and Section numbers together into a text string to search for the CFR section, text:”14.40″. As mentioned at the beginning of the post, the CFR is only indexed to the part level, therefore to find a section it must do a full-text search.