Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Expenditure Lobbyists

Lobbyist 2020 Registration Renewal Deadline – February 1

Expenditure Lobbyists who do not pay the registration fee by February 1, 2020 will have their registration terminated. Visit the ‘Registration’ page for details on how to pay the fee.


San Francisco law requires Expenditure Lobbyists to register and file reports disclosing their lobbying activity.  It also imposes certain restrictions on these lobbyists.

Expenditure Lobbyist Disclosure Process


The City’s Lobbyist Ordinance is found at Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 et seq.

The Ethics Commission has also promulgated regulations implementing the Lobbyist Ordinance.

Regulations that only apply to Expenditure Lobbyists can be found in the Annotated Expenditure Lobbyist (Prop C) Regulations Adopted by the Ethics Commission on February 29, 2016.

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