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Online Process Now Available to Submit Complaints to the Ethics Commission

Allegations regarding violations of laws within the Ethics Commission’s jurisdiction can now be submitted online using a new process available at

Use the new online process to:

  • Learn about the required components of a complaint before you file;
  • Determine if the Commission has jurisdiction to investigate your complaint;
  • Enter a description of the allegations and upload evidence;
  • Submit a sworn, informal, or anonymous complaint; and
  • Receive verification of receipt by the Commission’s Enforcement Division.

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About Filing a Complaint with the Ethics Commission

A complaint alleging a violation of law may be submitted by any person, including a member of the public, any employee, or official of the City. A complaint may also be submitted by an entity. If the Ethics Commission is not the appropriate agency to investigate the matter, the complaint may be referred to the appropriate agency. Complaints are confidential to the extent permitted by State law.  However, information related to a complaint may be disclosed only as necessary to conduct the investigation.

If you have any questions regarding the information required by the complaint form, please contact the Commission.  Discussing your complaint with Commission staff will often expedite its processing and review.  You can speak to an investigator during regular business hours by calling 415-252-3100.

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