Some California cities and counties have lobbying filing requirements that apply to lobbying firms, lobbyist employers and lobbyists. Each of the local governments listed below has an online filing system and a public website for viewing reports. Cities and counties not listed here may still have filing requirements but do not provide online access to the filings. However, all required filings are public documents that can be made available by county clerks or elections officials and city clerks or elections officials.
Lobbyists, lobbyist employers and lobbying firms that conduct business in California are required to register with the California Secretary of State and file financial activity reports. All lobbyists, lobbyist employers and lobbying firms with quarterly activity of $2,500 or more file electronically. Electronic state lobbying activity filings can be viewed through the California Secretary of State website.