Rules and Regulations

Many of rules and regulations enforced on BLM lands are listed in Title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Additional regulations enforced can be found in Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations and various other Titles of the United States Code.

Supplementary Rules are rules established by the State Director and may provide for the protection of persons, property and public lands and resources.

An authorized officer may also issue orders to close or restrict use of designated public lands.

Law Enforcement Rangers and Special Agents with the BLM also enforce various state regulations related to vehicles, the protection of fish and wildlife resources, firearms and weapons and drug use and possession, which can be found on the following website:

Closure Notices
Supplementary Rules

Please check with the local field office for the latest closure notice and rules information.

⇒ You may also download our Rules and Regulations Handbook for more information.