How to Register as a Lobbyist with the City of Tallahassee
Persons who are compensated to lobby on behalf of entities are required to register annually with the City Treasurer-Clerk, submit a listing of all clients (principals) represented, pay a $25 fee for each principal so represented, and file quarterly compensation reports disclosing the ranges of compensation received from each principal represented. The ordinance becomes effective April 1, 2011 with an initial registration period from April 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011; and thereafter each annual registration period will be January 1 through December 31. Lobbyists are required to register and submit appropriate fees by April 1, 2011. The ordinance does not apply to those persons engaging in self-representation, those who represent another without compensation, or those speaking at public meetings.
Ordinance No. 11-O-03AA (PDF) - Providing for Registration of Lobbyists with the added instruction to include 'cone of silence' language as stated in the Leon County Ordinance which prohibits communicating with employees regarding procurement transactions of $50,000 or greater; and authorize the City Attorney to insert such 'cone of silence' language in the appropriate location within the City of Tallahassee Code of Ordinances.