A lobbyist must register with the City Clerk's Office within five business days of being retained as a lobbyist or before engaging in lobbying activities, whichever comes first.
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A lobbyist is any person, firm, or corporation employed or retained, whether paid or not, by a principal who seeks to encourage the passage, defeat, or modification(s) of:
(Code of Ordinances - Division 3 - Section 2-400.)
Registration forms are available in the City Clerk's Office and can be downloaded online.
Submit completed forms in person, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm at:City Clerk's Office776 NE 125 StreetNorth Miami, FL 33161
Every person required to register as a Lobbyist will be asked to provide:
All lobbyists registered shall submit to the City Clerk a signed statement under oath listing all lobbying expenditures for the preceding calendar year. A statement shall be filed even if there have been no expenditures during the reporting period. Annual statements shall be required until the Lobbyist files a notice of withdrawal of lobbying activities with the City Clerk.
An annual Lobbyist Registration Fee in the amount of $250 for each Lobbyist shall be paid to the City Clerk at the time the Lobbyist files a registration form. Make checks payable to the City of North Miami.
All registration forms and annual disclosure statements shall be public record, which is subject to inspection and examination as provided for in section 119.07 of the Florida Statutes.