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Registration Thresholds


Effective as of January 1, 2017:

A lobbying firm whose total income for matters related to lobbying activities on behalf of a client does not exceed or is not expected to exceed $3,000 in the quarterly period during which the registration would be made is not required to be registered with respect to such client.

An organization employing in-house lobbyists whose total expenses in connection with lobbying activities do not exceed and are not expected to exceed $13,000 in the quarterly period during which the registration would be made is not required to be registered.


Section 4(a)(3) of the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA), as amended, provides that the registration threshold dollar amounts be adjusted every four years based upon changes in the Consumer Price Index. The last adjustment was made on January 1, 2017. The next adjustment will be made on January 1, 2021.


The Public Disclosure website provides information about filing and researching lobby records.