Office of the City Clerk
In order to be considered a registered lobbying entity for the calendar year, you must register by January 15 (or no later than 10 days after qualifying as a lobbying firm or organization lobbyist), via the City Clerk’s Electronic Filing System, eFile-SD. Please note, all active Lobbyist Registration automatically expires every following calendar year on January 5.
First, establish your electronic filing account, please complete the following form:
Once the Clerk has created your electronic filing account, you may access it here:
Client: $31.09 per client identified on lobbyist registration form
Client: $13.63 per client identified on lobbyist registration form
According to San Diego Municipal Code §27.4015, Lobbying firms and Organization lobbyists shall file quarterly disclosure reports for every calendar quarter during which they retain their status as a lobbying firm or organization lobbyist. Please refer to the Quarterly Disclosure Schedule below:
|Reporting Period||Due Date|
|First Quarter||January 1 - March 31||April 30*|
|Second Quarter||April 1 - June 30||July 31*|
|Third Quarter||July 1 - September 30||October 31*|
|Fourth Quarter||October 1 - December 31||January 31*|
*Deadlines that fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or an official state holiday are extended to the next business day. Please contact the Office of the City Clerk for more information at 619-533-4000.
For additional information regarding lobbyists requirements, please see the Ethics Commission's website at https://www.sandiego.gov/ethics/documents/lobbyists