Effective January 1, 2011, any person or entity acting as a lobbyist in the City of Santa Rosa must register with the City Clerk by filing the Lobbyist Registration Form and the Contract Lobbyist Client Information sheet and submit payment of fees. These forms must be filed within 15 days upon initial employment. In addition, lobbyists are required to file annual reports between January 1 and January 31 of each year. Registered lobbyists must file an amended registration with the City Clerk within 15 days of any changes to the registration information on file, including but not limited to changes in the legislative or administrative action for which the lobbyist has been engaged or the addition or loss of a client after the annual registration period. Please note that no person shall engage in any activity on behalf of a client as a lobbyist unless he or she has registered using these forms and listed such clients with the City Clerk. Fees
- Initial Registration and Annual/Renewal Registration: $94
- Amendment to Registration: $30
Required Forms Please print and complete each form. Forms must be returned to the City Clerk's Office or they can be scanned and emailed. Electronic filings are effective upon receipt by the City of the filing fee. The original signed declaration must be provided within 10 days of electronic transmission. If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 707-543-3015. Related Documents
- Resolution No. 27749 (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Ordinance No. 3954 (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Lobbyist Registration Form (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Contract Client Information (PDF) Opens a New Window.
- Instruction Sheet (PDF) Opens a New Window.