Annual Form 700 Filings Due Thursday, April 1, 2021

Public economic interest filings by City officers and designated employees support transparent and accountable local government.

It’s time for City officers and designated employees to file their Annual Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700). These public filings help officials and employees monitor their financial interests, identify when those interests might conflict with their government actions, and take steps to avoid conflicts of interests. City officers and designated employees are required to file the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Form 700 (covering the period January 1 to December 31, 2020) with their filing officers by Thursday, April 1, 2021. City officers are also required to complete the Ethics and Sunshine Ordinance training online by Thursday, April 1, 2021. Please note that there is no provision in the law to extend the filing deadlines.

Per San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 3.1-102.5(c), members of City boards or commissions who have failed to file Form 700 and/or the Ethics and Sunshine Ordinance Training declaration form by the applicable filing deadline are disqualified from participating in or voting on matters listed on their boards’ and commissions’ meeting agendas until the filing requirements are met.

The following sections summarize the filing requirements and deadlines for:

Elected Officials, Department Heads, Board Members and Commissioners

E-File Form 700
Electronic Filing

FILING DEADLINES
RESOURCES
KEY REMINDERS
  • If you assumed office between October 1 2020 & March 31 2021 and filed an assuming office Form 700 then you do not need to file annual Form 700 in 2021.
  • Report only what is required on Form 700 based on your disclosure category. Review the Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Sec. 3.1-103 to find your disclosure category.
  • Electronically filed Form 700 statements are available to the public at Form 700 Online Database.

Designated Employees

Download Form 700
Paper Filing

FILING DEADLINE
  • Mail or deliver FPPC Form 700 on paper with a wet-signature to your department’s filing officer no later than Thursday, April 1, 2021 or an earlier date identified by your department’s filing officer. If mailed, the envelope must be postmarked by Thursday, April 1, 2021. DocuSign, Adobe, or other electronic signatures are not allowed.
RESOURCES
KEY REMINDERS
  • If you assumed office between October 1 2020 & March 31 2021 and filed an assuming office Form 700 then you do not need to file annual Form 700 in 2021.
  • Report only what is required in Form 700 based on your disclosure category. Review your department’s Code in the Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Sec. 3.1-100 to 3.1-510 (click on your department’s section) to find your disclosure category.
  • Form 700 statements filed on paper are retained with departmental filing officers and are accessible to the public on request.

Filing Officers Administrative Duties

FILING DEADLINES
RESOURCES

Late Fees and Enforcement

Statements filed late are subject to a late fee of $10 per day up to a maximum of $100. Names of late filers and non-filers may be disclosed publicly on the Ethics Commission website. Failure to file a Form 700 is also subject to possible enforcement actions. Learn more about Late Filing and Enforcement.

Need More Guidance?

Ethics Commission Staff is available to assist you with any questions regarding filing requirements. Please contact us if you need individual assistance: San Francisco Ethics Commission, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102 – (415) 252-3100ethics.commission@sfgov.org.

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