Legal Affairs

Legal Affairs navigates legal issues associated with emergency services, homeland security, public safety communications, and all phases of emergency management. Cal OES attorneys support state and local partners by providing timely legal advice and counsel for Cal OES directorates. Legal Affairs regularly interacts with the public by responding to California Public Records Act requests and other informational inquiries.

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Statutes, regulations, and agreements governing emergency management


Cal OES regulations and related rulemaking documents

Emergency Proclamations

The Governor’s State of Emergency proclamations

Public Records Request

How to request Cal OES public records

Executive Orders

Executive Orders issued by the Governor pursuant to emergency powers

Price Gouging

Price gouging protections in effect as a result of gubernatorial proclamations or executive orders