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.

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 December 15.

Lobbyist Registration and Disclosure User Guide 

Lobbyist Login

Activity Start Date Activity Stop Date Notification to Official Disclosure Due
May 1 April 30 December 15 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