State and Territorial Statutes and Constitutions
This guide features web links to statutes and constitutions for U.S. states and territories.
Web versions of primary legal materials, including statutes, are often not the official versions. See disclaimers at each web site. The web versions of statutes and laws of states included in this guide are current through different dates. Check the information at the individual web sites. Most online versions of state laws are unannotated.
The Cook County Law Library has the statutes and laws from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico in print and most are annotated. Please consult the Library catalog or check with a Reference Librarian at (312) 603-2418 for assistance.
NBER/Maryland State Constitutions Project - Portal to the texts of the state constitutions. Includes almost 150 state constitutions adopted since 1776.
State/Territorial Statute Collections
U.S. States and Territories - Collection of links from Law Library of Congress. Also includes links to court opinions, administrative codes, and executive orders.
State Resources - Links to primary law by state. Provided by Cornell LII.
Statutes and Constitutions by Jurisdiction
- American Samoa Code Annotated
- American Samoa Constitution (Provided by the American Samoa Bar Association)
District of Columbia
- Illinois Compiled Statutes Browse by chapter or search. Not official - use with caution. Maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau.
- See Record of Proceedings, Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention from Legislative Research Unit.
- Previous Illinois Constitutions - Documents from the State Library Use pull-down menu and select Illinois Constitution.
Northern Mariana Islands
- Laws of Puerto Rico and Constitution (English)
- Leyes de Puerto Rico Unanotadas
- Title 48 (U.S.C.)—Territories and Insular Possessions
The web sites listed in this guide are for information only and are not endorsed or supported by the Cook County Law Library.
Please independently verify the accuracy and currency of all information. Consult an attorney for legal advice.
Revised January 2019 by David Sanborne
Revised August 2020 by Jenik Nichols