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Lobbyist Information
Who is a Lobbyist?

You are considered a lobbyist if you are influencing or attempting to influence a city official or city official-elect with regard to a legislative or administrative action of the city or redevelopment agency (San José Municipal Code § 12.12.170). Lobbyists must register with the City Clerk's Office and file weekly lobbyist reporting forms.  Review our Frequently Asked Questions for more detailed information.

Lobbyist Registration Forms
  • Form D - Lobbyist Disclosure of Contingent Compensation 
  • Form E - Lobbyist Annual Registration and Client Renewal 
  • Form F - Contract Lobbyist Client Notice of Termination 
  • Form G - Contract Lobbyist Notice of New Client

Weekly Lobbyist Reporting Information

*NEW Weekly Lobbyist Reporting Form Portal starting March 5, 2018*
The new City of San José Weekly Reporting form is available beginning March 5, 2018.  In order to file weekly, you will need to register to create an account.  Since your account will need to be approved, the PDF which can be submitted via email will continue to be available until March 12th, so there will be no delay in filing. Weekly reporting Please note you only need to file if you have activity.  If you have no activity, you will not need to file.

A “calendar week” begins at 12:00 a.m. on Monday and ends at 11:59 p.m. on the following Sunday. Weekly reports must be filed with the City Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Monday for the prior calendar week. If Monday is a holiday, the weekly report must be filed by 5:00 p.m. the next business day.
  • New Weekly Reporting Form Portal (starts March 5, 2018)
  • Weekly Reporting Form Instructions
  • Lobbyist Public Portal
  • Lobbyist Weekly Form (available until March 12, 2018)
  • View Lobbyist Weekly Form Submissions:
         Week of February 12, 2018
         Week of February 19, 2018
         Week of February 26, 2018

  • Additional Information For Lobbyists

    Questions about the lobbyist registration process, or further information can be directed to the Office of the City Clerk at (408) 535-1260.
    City of San José Lobbyist Reporting Form (now available to submit online)