Regulation Information System (RIS) Resources

NEW! RIS 2.0 Go Live Release was November 2, 2020.

Our training videos are currently being moved inside RIS 2.0, under Resources - Help. Two are available on this page:

Click here to access the short video instructions for uploading forms and DIBRs in RIS 2.0

Click here to access the short video instructions for using the text editor in RIS 2.0.


What is RIS 2.0?

The Regulation Information System (RIS) is a web-enabled application for agencies to file regulations and related items with the Virginia Registrar of Regulations for publication in the Virginia Register of Regulations. RIS is linked with the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall to facilitate the process agencies use for filing regulatory actions with Town Hall for executive branch review and then filing such actions with the Registrar's office for publication in the Virginia Register. Agencies that do not file through Town Hall submit regulatory actions directly through RIS to the Registrar's Office for publication. RIS was originally implemented in 2007. A new version, RIS 2.0, was implemented on November 2, 2020.

The Virginia Administrative Code is current through daily updates enabled by RIS 2.0.


RIS Forms and Instructions 


Computer Settings

RIS 2.0 works in most any browser, except Internet Explorer.   


Forms - To use these fillable forms, open the form, right click, and save. Open the saved document and complete the form.

 Regulatory Coordinator Appointment Form

User ID Request Form - electronic signature

 User ID Request Form - sign and scan

 Request to File DIBR by Description Form


User Instructions

 Create an RIS Project

 Preparing Regulation Text

 Printing an RIS Project

 Forms Only Revisions

 Linking to Town Hall

 Inserting Brackets



Logging in to RIS

Request RIS Access

 Login to RIS



RIS Tips 

 VAC Quick Style Sheet

 Navigation Tips

Stage and Status Filters