Lobbyist Information

***Update - 2018 Lobbyist Registration Database***

The City of Phoenix has developed a new, web-based lobbyist registration database to provide a more streamlined way to register and report expenditures and contributions as required by the Phoenix City Code.
The database is now live and available at https://lobbyist.phoenix.gov/
Before lobbyists can prepare calendar year 2018 registrations, which are not due until Jan. 15, 2018, they must set up a user account in the new system.  A new user guide is available to assist in creating and managing accounts, as well as using the system. This guide will be updated based on questions and feedback from users; please continue to visit this site for the most current version of this guide.
As a courtesy to users who would like an orientation to/assistance using the new system, staff has set aside time in a computer user lab at Phoenix City Hall to address any questions you may have.
The following dates and times are available:
  • Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 3-4 pm
  • Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 1-2 pm
  • Wednesday, Jan. 3 from 10-11 am
  • Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 4-5 pm
  • Thursday, Jan. 11 from 1-2 pm and 3-4 pm
Trainings will be on the 14th Floor of Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., and space is limited so please RSVP to lobbyist@phoenix.gov.
As a reminder, the new system is for 2018 calendar year registration and reporting only.  The 4th Quarter reports for calendar year 2017 that are due Jan. 15, 2018 must be submitted using the current forms provided below.  The 2017 forms can be submitted via email to lobbyist@phoenix.gov.
If you have any questions, please email lobbyist@phoenix.gov or call us at 602-534-0490.

LOBBYIST REGULATIONS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

​​​​​The city of Phoenix Lobbying Ordinance requires certain individuals to register as a lobbyist. If you are meeting with a City Official (elected official, board or commission member, City Manager and executive staff, or department or function head) for the purpose of influencing action, you may need to register.  To determine if you are required to register as a lobbyist, you may review lobbyist regulations in the Phoenix City Code, Chapter 2, Article XXX. The full text of the code is available here.

Please click the link below for an important message from the City of Phoenix Prosecutor’s Office regarding the New Lobbyist Rules as of 7-1-17.

City of Phoenix Amended Lobbying Ordinance (Video)  

In addition, a list of Frequently Asked Questions can be accessed here.

LOBBYIST REGISTRATION AND REPORTING - 2017

The forms provided below are for calendar year 2017 only - 2018 registration and reporting will be conducted using the database discussed above.

Forms are available in fillable Adobe Acrobat format. Please complete the entire form, and attach an addendum if you need space to list additional lobbyists or clients on whose behalf lobbying is being performed. Completed forms may be emailed to: lobbyist@phoenix.gov.

Individual Registration and Quarterly Report Filing:
If lobbyists register as individuals, lobbyists must list their employees who lobby and these employees must also register separately.  Download one of the following if registering or filing quarterly reports individually.

Organization Registration and Quarterly Report Filing:
Download one of the following if your organization has several lobbyists and is registering or filing quarterly reports on behalf of your organization's lobbyists.

LISTS OF REGISTERED LOBBYISTS

The information in both reports below is updated monthly:

The Registered Lobbyist report lists all lobbyist organizations and their lobbyists who have registered with the city of Phoenix for this calendar year. 

The Registered Lobbyist report lists all lobbyist organizations and their lobbyists who have registered with the city of Phoenix for this calendar year.

  • If you are a lobbyist or an organization and you would like to add or remove a client, please submit a Lobbyist Registration Amendment to the City Clerk Department.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

A video highlighting impacts of the amended ordinance relevant to City Officials is available here. (Video)