Regulation Information System (RIS) Resources

RIS 2.0 User Resources.

A 30-minute, comprehensive training video is available under Resources tab, Help Screen. All RIS 2.0 Instruction Sheets and Videos available on this page are also available under Resources tab, Help Screen. 

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.   


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

 Regulatory Coordinator Appointment Form

 Request to File DIBR by Description Form

 Transmittal Form for NOIRA Withdrawal after Fast-track Rulemaking

Filing/Drafting Instructions

 Essential Filing Checkpoints

 VAC Quick Style Sheet

Regulatory Action Overview

 Striking & Underlining Text







Logging in to RIS

 Agency User Management

 Logging on 


RIS User Instructions

 Creating & Editing a Project

 Using Integrity Check

 Using Comment Feature

 Inserting Brackets

 Creating & Printing Reports

 Uploading Forms/DIBRs

 Creating & Submitting Forms Only Action

 Creating & Submitting a General Notice

 Creating & Submitting an Erratum