|City Clerk - Lobbyist
Who is a Lobbyist?
A lobbyist is any person, who for compensation, seeks to encourage the passage, defeat or modification of legislations by conveying information and opinion to legislators.
When should a lobbyist register with the City?
A Lobbyist must register with the City Clerk’s Office before engaging in lobbying activities.
Where can forms be obtained?
Registration forms are available in the City Clerk’s Office and can be downloaded online.
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
City of North Miami- City Clerk’s Office
Registration forms can be downloaded from the City’s website.
City Clerk / Forms
What information will a lobbyist be asked to provide?
Every person required to register as a Lobbyist will be asked to provide information relating to his or her name, business address, the name and business address of each person, on whose behalf lobbying will be performed, also the subject matters that lobbyist will seek to influence. Separate registrations shall be required for each specific issue and for each employer.
Should a lobbyist file and disclose their annual expenditures?
All lobbyists registered shall submit to the City Clerk a signed statement under oath listing all lobbying expenditures for the preceding calendar year. A statement shall be filed even if there have been no expenditures during the reporting period. Annual statements shall be required until the Lobbyist files a notice of withdrawal of lobbying activities with the City Clerk.
Is there a registration fee?
A biennial Lobbyist Registration Fee in the amount of $125 or a Specific Issue Fee in the amount of $25 for each Lobbyist shall be paid to the City Clerk at the time the Lobbyist files a registration form. Make checks payable to the City of North Miami.
Who is not required to register as a lobbyist?
- City employees who are acting in their own capacity.
- Individuals or organizations who communicate with the City for the purpose of self representation or for the representation of others without compensation or reimbursement.
Are registration forms and annual disclosure statements public records?
All registration forms and annual disclosure statements shall be public record, which is subject to inspection and examination as provided for in section 119.07 of the Florida Statutes.