Clerk of the Board

Lobbyist Registration

Welcome to the San Joaquin County Lobbyist Registration webpage. To ensure citizens know the identity of interests who attempt to influence decisions of County government, the Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance that requires lobbyist to register with the Clerk of the Board.

A lobbyist is defined as any individual who is employed, contracts or otherwise receives compensation of $500 or more in any calendar month to communicate with any County Official for the purpose of influencing official action. A complete definition of lobbyist, including exceptions, and other terms, can be found in the Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Ordinance.

San Joaquin County Employee Retirement Association ("SJCERA") is an independent agency not covered by Ordinance 4468. Lobbyist who communicate with SJCERA for the purpose of influencing SJCERA's official actions are not required to register as a lobbyist with the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors under this ordinance.

Within 10 days of becoming engaged as a lobbyist on a matter to be considered by a County official, submit the Lobbyist New and Annual Registration form to the Clerk of the Board office along with the initial registration fee.

Annually on January 1st, lobbyist must provide the Clerk of the Board a report of any projects, contracts, or other official actions in which the County Lobbyist was hired to assist in influencing a particular action.


Initial Registration:$75
Annual Renewal:$50


If you believe that a violation of the San Joaquin County Lobbyist and Registration Ordinance has occurred, please complete a Lobbying Complaint Form and submit it to the Clerk of the Board.