What Do I File?

Lobbying Firms


The following forms must be filed to register as a lobbying firm:

Form Required
Due Date
Must be filed before the first time a lobbying firm registers.
When the firm receives or is owed $1,000 for lobbying, and an individual with the firm qualifies as a lobbyist.
Filing Schedule

The following forms must be filed:

Form Required
Period Covered
Due Date
Oct 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Jan 31, 2021
Jan 1, 2021 - Mar 31, 2021
Apr 30, 2021
Apr 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Jul 1, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021
Oct 31, 2021
Oct 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
Jan 31, 2022
Required Per Activity

The following forms are required when you perform certain activities:

Form Required
Due Date
Fundraising more than the following threshold amounts in a 12-month period:
  1. For the Mayor, City Attorney, or Controller--$35,000
  2. For a City Councilmember--$15,000
Within 1 business day of the activity.

The following form must be filed by lobbying firms who wish to terminate their registration before it automatically terminates on Dec 31, 2021.

Form Required
Due Date
On the day the lobbying firm wishes to terminate its registration.
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