What is a Rate limit?

The Legislate API employs a number of safeguards against bursts of incoming traffic to help maximise its stability.

What is the Rate limit for the Legislate API?

For most APIs, Legislate allows up to 100 read operations per second and 100 write operations per second in live mode, and 25 operations per second for each in test mode.

What happens if I exceed the Rate limit?

Users who send many requests in quick succession may see error responses that show up as status code 429.


Need a higher Rate limit?

If you are receiving frequent 429, please check your implementation or get in touch to trouble shoot or request a higher limit.