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DOT Guidance Portal

Welcome to the DOT Guidance Portal. This web portal is a searchable, indexed database, that contains all guidance documents issued by DOT and its nine operating administrations that are in effect today. The guidance documents contained herein lack the force and effect of law, unless expressly authorized by statute or incorporated into a contract. DOT may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not available through this guidance portal, except to establish historical facts.

Guidance documents issued by the Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) are available below and guidance documents for each of the operating administrations are found on their individual website Guidance Portals.

You may submit a request electronically for issuance, reconsideration, modification, or rescission of guidance documents by emailing