The legal basis for organizing the Census in Nova Roma consists of:
The census is under the jurisdiction and responsibility of the Officium Censuale, the censors and their official staff serving during the year 2775 a.u.c.
The current census was completed within 139 days (including the first and last day). This period included an extention by 37 days with an edict on a.d. XV Kal. Sept. ‡ (Aug 18) and a further unofficial extension of 8 days declared on a.d. VII Id. Oct. ‡ (Oct 9) to align the close of the lustrum with the October Horse festival.
The last complete census was closed a.d. XIII Kal. Ian. ‡ Q. Arrio (II) T. Domitio (III) cos. ‡ MMDCCLXXIII a.u.c.
. This census was completed in two periods, commenced under the censorship of Sex. Lucilius and A. Tullia. Following a pause due to the political changes after the collapse of the coup regime and re-acquisition of the internet assets of Nova Roma, including the Censorial Database, it was re-started again in the year Q. Arrio P. Annaeo cos. ‡ MMDCCLXXII a.u.c.
, under the censorship of A. Tullia and Cn. Lentulus, concluding in December under the suffect censorship of A. Tullia and C. Tullius.