Lobbyists

Lobbyist Registration

Lobbyist registrations are required annually and expire April 30th. There is a $100 fee required for each registration. A lobbyist must submit a registration for each principal the lobbyist represents.

Lobbyist Registration and Disclosure User Guide

Lobbyist Login

Principal Signature Waiver

If you are a principal authorizing officer and would like to waive your signature requirement on disclosure filings submitted by registered lobbyists, please use the button below to download a hard copy of the waiver form. Once your principal authorizing officer has signed the form please submit this form to the Ethics Council ethics@dls.virginia.gov.

Principal Signature Waiver Form

Lobbyist Disclosure Reports

Lobbyist reports are filed annually. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is moved to the next business day. 

Each lobbyist must submit a report for each principal the lobbyist represents. All reports must be signed by both the lobbyist and the principal officer, unless the principal officer has elected to waive the signature requirement by submitting a principal officer signature waiver form to the Council.

Lobbyist Registration and Disclosure User Guide 

Lobbyist Login

Activity Start Date Activity Stop Date Disclosure Due
May 1 April 30 July 1

Lobbyist Notification Letters

Each lobbyist is required to send to each legislative and executive official who is required to be identified by name on Schedule A or B of the disclosure form a summary of the information pertaining to that official by January 10, for the preceding 12-month period complete through December 31.

Each lobbyist is required to send to each member of the General Assembly, the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Attorney General, and members of the Governor's Cabinet a summary of all gifts given to these individuals or to a member of their immediate family from January 1 to adjournment Sine Die of the regular General Assembly Session. This summary is due no later than three weeks after adjournment Sine Die of the regular General Assembly Session.

Activity Start Date Activity Stop Date Notification to Official
January 1 (of previous year) December 31 (of previous year)

January 10

January 1

Adjournment Sine Die

of the General Assembly

Three weeks after adjournment of the General Assembly

Forms

Conflict of Interest

General Assembly Members

Login to Your Conflict of Interests Disclosure Portal

Members of the General Assembly are required to file the General Assembly Statement of Economic Interests as a condition to assuming office and thereafter annually on or before February 1. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is moved to the next business day.

You may not sign, date, or submit your disclosure form for your regular annual filing prior to January 1.

Activity Begin Date Activity End Date Disclosure Due
January 1 December 31 February 1

This form is for reference only. Members of the General Assembly are required to file electronically using the Council's online filing system. The Council may NOT accept any filings submitted on paper via email, fax, or mail.

2017 General Assembly Statement of Economic Interests

Guide to completing the 2017 General Assembly Statement of Economic Interests

Session Gift Report


The following individuals are required to submit a Session Gift Report annually, due no later then May 1:
  • Members of the General Assembly
  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Members of the Governor's Cabinet

If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is moved to the next business day.

You may not sign, date, or submit your Session Gift Report prior to adjournment sine die of the regular General Assembly session.

Activity Begin Date Activity End Date Disclosure Due
January 1

Adjournment Sine Die

of the General Assembly

May 1

State Officers and Employees

Login to Your Conflict of Interests Disclosure Portal

User guides on filing the disclosures can be found below. 

Prior to assuming office or taking employment, each person listed below must file their required disclosure form. Thereafter, they must file annually on or before February 1. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is moved to the next business day.

You may not sign, date, or submit your disclosure form for your regular annual filing prior to January 1.

The following state officers and employees are required to file the State and Local Statement of Economic Interests per § § 2.2-3114 and 2.2-3116 and the Governor's Executive Order 33:

  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Supreme Court Justices
  • Court of Appeals Judges
  • Circuit Court Judges
  • Judges and substitute judges of district courts
  • State Corporation Commission members
  • Worker's Compensation Commission members
  • Commonwealth Transportation Board members
  • Board of Trustees of the Virginia Retirement System
  • Virginia Lottery Board members
  • Certain executive branch officer and employees as deemed necessary by the Governor (contact your agency coordinator for more information)
  • Certain legislative branch officers and employees as designated by the Joint Rules Committee of the General Assembly
  • Constitutional Officers

The following state officers are required to file the Financial Disclosure Statement per § 2.2-3114 and the Governor's Executive Order 33:

  • Nonsalaried citizen members of all policy, supervisory, and advisory boards, commissions, and councils in the executive branch of state government, other than the Commonwealth Transportation Board, members of the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Retirement System, and the Virginia Lottery Board
Activity Begin Date Activity End Date Disclosure Due
January 1 December 31 February 1

These forms are for reference only. State officers and employees are required to file electronically using the Council's online filing system. The Council may NOT accept any filings submitted on paper via email, fax, or mail.

2017 State and Local Statement of Economic Interests
2017 Financial Disclosure Statement

Guide to completing the 2017 State and Local Statement of Economic Interests

Guide to completing the 2017 Financial Disclosure Statement

Local Officers and Employees

Prior to assuming office or taking employment, each person listed below must file their required disclosure form. Thereafter, they must file annually on or before February 1. 

You may not sign, date, or submit your disclosure form for your regular annual filing prior to January 1.

The following local officials are required to file the State and Local Statement of Economic Interests per § 2.2-3115:
  • Members of the Board of Supervisors
  • Members of the City Council
  • Members of the Town Council, if the town has a population exceeding 3,500
  • Members of the school board
  • Persons holding positions of trust appointed or employed by the governing body if the governing body has passed an ordinance requiring them to file
  • Persons holding positions of trust appointed or employed by school board if the school board has adopted a policy requiring them to file
  • Members of the governing body of any entity established in a county or city with the power to issue bonds or expend funds in excess of $10,000 in any fiscal year if the governing body of the appointing jurisdiction has required them to submit this form
 
The following local officials are required to file the Financial Disclosure Statement per § 2.2-3115:
  • Members of the governing body of any entity established in a county or city with the power to issue bonds or expend funds in excess of $10,000 in any fiscal year unless required to file the Statement of Economic Interest by the governing body of the appointing jurisdiction
  • Nonsalaried citizen members of local boards, commissions, and councils if the governing body has designated them to file.
The following local officials are required to file the Real Estate Disclosure per § 2.2-3115 (G):
  • Planning commission members
  • Members of board of zoning appeals
  • Real estate assessors
  • County, city, or town managers
  • Executive officers 
Activity Begin Date Activity End Date Disclosure Due
January 1 December 31 February 1

These forms should be used to file as a condition to assuming office or employment and for the regular annual filing requirement. A filing using the previous version of the forms is not valid and does not satisfy your filing requirement.

2017 State and Local Statement of Economic Interests
2017 Financial Disclosure Statement
2017 Disclosure of Real Estate Holdings

Guide to completing the 2017 State and Local Statement of Economic Interests

Guide to completing the 2017 Financial Disclosure Statement

Guide to completing the 2017 Disclosure of Real Estate Holdings

The forms above are the official forms formally approved by the Council. The forms are also available upon request in other formats, but it is not recommended that alternative formats be distributed to filers or used for filing.

 

Filing Deadline Extension Requests

Deadline extension request forms may be submitted (i) via email, (ii) in person, or (iii) by United States mail or commercial delivery service. Every effort should be made to submit requests to the Council before the date of the filing deadline.

Requests will be approved or denied within five (5) business days of receipt of the request. The Council may request additional information when reviewing the request. If additional information has been requested, the Council shall grant or deny the request within five (5) business days of receipt of such information.

The Council will approve requests and grant extensions for:

  1. The death of a relative of the filer, as relative is defined in the definition of "gift" in Article 3 or the Acts.
  2. A state of emergency is declared by the Governor pursuant to Chapter 3.2 (§ 44-146.13 et seq.) of Title 44 or declared by the President of the United States or the governor of another state pursuant to law and confirmed by the Governor by an executive order, and such an emergency interferes with the timely filing of disclosure forms. The extension shall be granted only for those filers in areas affected by such emergency.
  3. The filer is a member of a uniformed service of the United States and is on active duty on the date of the filing deadline.
  4. A failure of the Council’s electronic filing system and the failure of such system prevents the timely filing of disclosure forms.
  5. Good cause shown.

Deadline Extension Request