Frequently Asked Questions
Who is required to register as a lobbyist?
Any individual, corporation, partnership, or other legal entity employed or retained whether paid or not, by a principal who seeks to encourage the approval, disapproval, adoption, repeal, passage, defeat, or modifications of (a) any ordinance, resolution, action or decision of any City Commissioner; (b) any action, decision, recommendation of the City Manager, any city board or committee, including but not limited to Quasi-Judicial, Advisory Board, Trust, Authority, or Council; or (c) any action, decision or recommendation of city personnel during the time period of the entire decision-making process on the action, decision or recommendation which foreseeably will be heard or reviewed by the City Commission, or a city board or committee, including but not limited to Quasi-Judicial, Advisory Board, Trust, Authority, or Council as pursuant to Ordinance 2017-44.
When are lobbyists required to register with the City?
Lobbyists must register in our Online Portal prior to conducting any lobbying activities. All individuals who conduct lobbying activities and are not currently registered are in violation of the ordinance.
Is there a registration fee?
Registration Fee for each principal is $250.00.
What are the registration procedures?
LOBBYIST ONLINE REGISTRATION PORTAL: - Lobbyist Registrations may now be entered and paid ONLINE Lobbyist Registration Portal.
Online Portal Allows