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Lobbying in Miami-Dade County

The Lobbyist Online Registration and Information System is used to register lobbyists and principals and provide searchable listings of those registered.

Lobbyist Registration is required within five days of being retained by a client or before engaging in any lobbying activity. Registration renewal is required by January 15th of each year. This online service allows lobbyists to register and pay the fee ($490) associated with lobbyist registration.

Lobbyist are defined as any person, firm or corporation seeking to influence any action, decision or recommendation of County Personnel (including the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners) or any public collegial body with delegated authority to act or make decisions or recommendations on the Board's behalf such as a council, trust, task force or review committee.

The principal and any employee whose normal scope of employment includes lobbying activities is a lobbyist, pursuant to the Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics Ordinance (Section 2-11.1(s) of the Code of Miami- Dade County).

Both the principal and the lobbyist must also declare the principal has not offered and the lobbyist has not agreed to accept any contingency or success fee (Section 2-11.1(s)(7) of the Miami-Dade County Code).

Ethics Training
All registered lobbyists must attend ethics training within 60 days of registering and must also complete a refresher course every 2 years thereafter.

Register for lobbyist training at http://ethics.miamidade.gov/training.asp

Vendor Representatives
Vendor representatives doing business with Jackson Health System and the Public Health Trust must lobby in accordance with the Vendor Access and Lobbying Activity Policy.

Getting Started
If this is the first time you have used this online service, you must create an account.

If you already have an online account, you may login and register as a Lobbyist.

Principals must also create an account, then login and authorize which lobbyists are working on their behalf.

Changing Representation
Upon conclusion of representation, the lobbyist must withdraw as lobbyist or from representing a particular principal; and alternatively, each principal shall be responsible for updating their account at the point in time at which a lobbyist is no longer authorized to represent the principal.