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Lobbyist Registration and Disclosure Report

The Lobbyist Registration Form and Quarterly Disclosure Reports must be filed with 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:

 

Lobbyist Registration Fees if qualified between January 1-September 30

  • Lobbying Firms: $154.05 per owner, officer and/or employee identified on lobbyist registration form

         Client: $31.09 per client identified on lobbyist registration form

  • Organizational Lobbyist: $154.05 for registration
  • Expenditure Lobbyist: Registration is not required

 

Lobbyist Registration Fees if qualified between October 1-December 31

  • Lobbying Firms: $62.22 per owner, officer and/or employee identified on lobbyist registration form

         Client: $13.63 per client identified on lobbyist registration form

  • Organizational Lobbyist: $62.22 for registration
  • Expenditure Lobbyist: Registration is not required

 

Quartely Disclosure Filing Schedule

According to PDF icon 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

Questions? Please contact (619) 533-4000 or email cityclerk@sandiego.gov.