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Electronic Lobbyist Filing System

The Board of Ethics administers and collects thousands of documents for the City of Chicago. The filing and administration of these forms can now be performed electronically on this Electronic Lobbyist Filing System. In order to perform a public search, no logon or ID or password is necessary.



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View a variety of public reports on lobbying registration, activity, industries, employers, clients, and more.

This electronic application allows filers to fill out their Statements of Registration (and other lobbying documents) online, save and view Drafts or submitted documents, and submit final versions of the current or past years lobbying documents online. Click Here search statements

Filers are responsible for the timely filing, completeness and accuracy of their submissions. Filers will verify their statements through the use of an electronic signature as provided in the instructions on the following web pages and the relevant laws of the State of Illinois, including the Electronic Commerce Security Act, 5 ILCS 175 et seq.

The annual filing is due each January 20th. Any Statements of Registration filed thereafter are subject to a late filing fine. Quarterly calendar year Activity Reports are also required.

Throughout the electronic filing process, the filer will find helpful information in the Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s), in the navigation menu area, in many "popup" or similar instructions and may always communicate with the Board at 312-744-9660 during normal City business hours.

If you experience any technical problems while using this site, please call the Department of Innovation and Technology at 312-744-3282 for assistance. When asked, please tell the agent that the problem is the Ethics Electronic Lobbyist Filing System (ELF).

For more information about filing, eligibility, and lobbying click here and visit our department pages on the City Of Chicago website.