Annual Form 700 Filings Due April 1, 2022

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

It’s time for City officers, designated employees, and certain consultants holding designated positions to file their Annual Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700). The Form 700 provides necessary information to the public about an official’s personal financial interests to ensure that officials are making decisions in the best interest of the public and not enhancing their own personal finances. It serves as a reminder to the public official of potential conflicts of interest so the official can abstain from making or participating in governmental decisions that are deemed conflicts of interest. 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.

The annual Form 700 filing that covers the period January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 must be filed no later than Friday, April 1, 2022.

City Elected officials, Department Heads, and Board and Commission Members must file their statements online with the Ethics Commission and must also certify online by April 1st that they have completed their required annual Ethics and Sunshine Ordinance training.

City employees who file a Form 700 because their position is designated in their department’s Conflict of Interest Code are also required to file their Form 700s online using the Ethics Commission’s online filing system.

Filing requirements are summarized below for each category of filer.

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 2021 & April 1 2022 and filed an assuming office Form 700 then you do not need to file an annual Form 700 in 2022.
  • Report only what is required on Form 700 based on your disclosure category. Review the Conflict of Interest Code to find your disclosure category.
  • Electronically filed Form 700 statements are available to the public at Form 700 Online Database.

Designated Filers

E-File Form 700
Electronic Filing

FILING DEADLINES
  • E-file the Form 700 no later than Friday, April 1 2022.
RESOURCES
KEY REMINDERS
  • If you assumed office between October 1 2021 & April 1 2022 and filed an assuming office Form 700 then you do not need to file an annual Form 700 in 2022.
  • Report only what is required on Form 700 based on your disclosure category. Review the Conflict of Interest Code to find your disclosure category listed adjacent to your position under your department’s section of the code.
  • Electronically filed Form 700 statements are available to the public at Form 700 Online Database.

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 connect with us through the Ethics Commission Form 700 Support Portal.

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