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Registering as a City Lobbyist

Information about registering as a lobbyist with the City of Albuquerque.

Lobbyist Registration & Disclosure Ordinance

View the Lobbyist Registration & Disclosure Ordinance.

Lobbyist Registration

Are you a lobbyist in Albuquerque? Download and complete the registration form.You can upload the form into the Campaign Finance System once you have completed your initial online registration in the system.

Please view the training power point linked below for information on how to register in the Campaign Finance System and upload your completed registration form.

The intent of Chapter 2, Article 3 of the Albuquerque City Charter is to declare and identify all professional lobbyists who represent entities that attempt to influence and/or otherwise contribute to public or private discussion with City of Albuquerque public officials including the Mayor and the City Council as elected officials and to help ensure compliance with the Lobbying and Lobbyist Organization Registration and Disclosure Ordinance to promote transparency in government.

Required Statements

All registered lobbyists are required to file certain statements with the Office of the City Clerk following their initial registration

  • Within 48 hours of any service or lobbyist campaigning covered by the Lobbyist and Lobbyist Organization Registration and Disclosure Ordinance commences, any individual who is initially employed or retained as a lobbyist or any lobbyist organization shall register with the City Clerk filing an annual registration statement.

  • For each succeeding year that an individual is employed or retained as a lobbyist by the same employer, and for whom all the information disclosed in the initial registration statement remains substantially the same, the lobbyist shall file an annual registration renewal 12 months following initial registration.

  • Each registrant shall file a quarterly report between the first and tenth day of April, July, October, and January of the registrant's lobbying activities during the previous calendar quarter.

  • If a registrant has not engaged in any lobbying in twelve months (12) the registrant may file a Notice of Discontinuation of Lobbying.

Fees

The City Clerk may charge a reasonable registration fee for the initial registration by a lobbyist or lobbyist organization. No additional fee may be charged for amendments to the original registration.

  • The fee for the initial registration is: $25.00
  • Lobbyists or lobbyist organizations can pay this fee at the City Clerk’s office within 10 days of filing their registration.
  • Fees will be waived for any lobbyist registering in 2021.

Training

Download the online training PowerPoint presentation.

FAQs

Download frequently asked questions regarding the City's Lobbyist Program.

 

2021 Registered Lobbyists

Click here to view registered lobbyists with the City of Albuquerque