The Code of Constitutions and Regulations (Online Hyperlinks)


As amended through January 2021


CHAPTER 1The Grand Lodge, Name, Style, Title, and Jurisdiction
CHAPTER 2Powers and Authority of the Grand Lodge
CHAPTER 3Membership of the Grand Lodge
CHAPTER 4Subordinate Lodges
CHAPTER 5Revenue
CHAPTER 6Fraternal Recognition and Appendant Organizations
CHAPTER 7Laws of the Grand Lodge
CHAPTER 8Interpretations of Law
CHAPTER 9Regulations and By-Laws of the Grand Lodge
CHAPTER 10Amendments to the Constitution


CHAPTER 11Grand Officers Rank, Designation, Title, Qualifications, Term and Succession of Office
CHAPTER 12Election and Installation of Grand Officers
CHAPTER 13Powers, Duties, and Expenses of the Grand Master
CHAPTER 14Powers and Duties of the Deputy Grand Master and the Grand Wardens
CHAPTER 15Duties of the Grand Treasurer
CHAPTER 16Duties of the Grand Secretary
CHAPTER 17Duties of Appointive Grand Officers
CHAPTER 18Grand Lodge Communications, Quorum, Presiding Officer and Registration
CHAPTER 19Voting in the Grand Lodge
CHAPTER 20Per Capita Tax and Initiation Fee
CHAPTER 21Fiscal Year, Compensation, & Disbursements
CHAPTER 22Grand Lodge Financial Reports and Audit
CHAPTER 23Annual Proceedings of the Grand Lodge
CHAPTER 24Authorized Ritualistic Work, Official Standard of the Work and Vocabulary
CHAPTER 25Joint Enterprises
CHAPTER 26District Deputy Grand Master, Qualifications, Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 27Boards, Commissions, and Committees of the Grand Lodge
CHAPTER 28Board of General Purposes
CHAPTER 29Board of Custodians, Masonic Education, Lecture Service
CHAPTER 30Grand Lodge Committee on Masonic Education
CHAPTER 31Lodge Service Commission
CHAPTER 32Commission on Special Activities
CHAPTER 33Code Commission
CHAPTER 34Grand Lodge Committees Committee on Masonic Jurisprudence
CHAPTER 35The North Carolina Masonic Foundation, Incorporated
CHAPTER 36Parliamentary Usage in the Grand Lodge
CHAPTER 37Opening and Order of Business at the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge
CHAPTER 38Subordinate Lodge Defined
CHAPTER 39Lodge Under Dispensation
CHAPTER 40Issuance of Charter for a Subordinate Lodge
CHAPTER 41Loss of Charter
CHAPTER 42Subordinate Lodge Jurisdiction
CHAPTER 43Subordinate Lodge Powers and Duties
CHAPTER 44Uniform Code of By-Laws for a Lodge
CHAPTER 45Communication of a Lodge
CHAPTER 46Seal of a Lodge
CHAPTER 47Return of a Lodge
CHAPTER 48Consolidating Lodges
CHAPTER 49Defunct and Dormant Lodges
CHAPTER 50Visitation
CHAPTER 51Avouchment
CHAPTER 52Members of a Lodge
CHAPTER 53Officers of a Lodge, Roster, and Qualifications
CHAPTER 54Election of Officers of a Lodge
CHAPTER 55Installation of Officers of a Lodge
CHAPTER 56Officers of a Lodge, Term, Resignation, and Title
CHAPTER 57Vacancies in Office of a Lodge
CHAPTER 58Suspension from Office
CHAPTER 59Duties of Officers of a Lodge
CHAPTER 60Trustees of a Lodge
CHAPTER 61Committees of a Lodge
CHAPTER 62Books and Records of a Lodge
CHAPTER 63Voting in a Lodge
CHAPTER 64Fees for the Degrees
CHAPTER 65Petitions for Degrees
CHAPTER 66Petitioners Qualifications
CHAPTER 67Committee of Investigation and Its Report
CHAPTER 68The Secret Ballot
CHAPTER 69Elected Petitioner
CHAPTER 70Rejected Petitioner or Applicant
CHAPTER 71Degrees
CHAPTER 72Proficiency
CHAPTER 73Advancement and Default
CHAPTER 74Masonic Status
CHAPTER 75Affiliation
CHAPTER 76Demits
CHAPTER 78Restoration after Exclusion
CHAPTER 79Life Membership
CHAPTER 80Service Awards
CHAPTER 81Honorary Membership
CHAPTER 82Burials
CHAPTER 83Summons
CHAPTER 84Laying Cornerstones and Dedicating Lodge Buildings
CHAPTER 85Appeals for Aid
CHAPTER 86Masonic Offenses
CHAPTER 87Definitions
CHAPTER 88Official Forms
CHAPTER 89Aprons, Jewels, and Seals

The Appendix

CHAPTER 103North Carolina Masonic Foundation Charter

The Trial Code

CHAPTER 90General Provisions
CHAPTER 91Instituting a Masonic Trial
CHAPTER 92Challenge to Trial Commissioners
CHAPTER 93Commissions to Take Testimony
CHAPTER 94Proceedings before Trial Commission
CHAPTER 95Determination & Decision of Trial Commission
CHAPTER 96Opening Default
CHAPTER 98Appeals
CHAPTER 99Rehearing
CHAPTER 100Procedure for Contempt
CHAPTER 101Restoration after Suspension or Expulsion
CHAPTER 102Trial Forms