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Lobbying Disclosure

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Lobbying Disclosure Web site. The Lobbying Disclosure Web site makes public all filed registration statements and quarterly expense reports, as well as an annual report to the General Assembly outlining lobbying activities with detailed information on registered principals, lobbying firms and lobbyists. Furthermore, this site provides guidance regarding compliance with Lobbying Disclosure laws. Registrations and quarterly expense reports can now be filed and reviewed online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Quarterly Expense Report Due Dates: 

1st Quarter January 1-March 31Report Due April 30th
2nd Quarter April 1-June 30Report Due July 30th 
3rd Quarter July 1-September 30Report Due October 30th 
4th Quarter October 1-December 31Report Due January 30th

Reminder: HB 1175 mandated online filing for lobbying disclosure. The bill was signed on February 14, 2018 and is now Act 2 of 2018. As of April 16, 2018, any paper registrations or expense reports received by the Department will not be accepted. If you need assistance with filing online or have any questions, please call 717-787-5280 or email .

Under the authority of Act 134 and regulations, the Department provides notice that the thresholds under 65 Pa.C.S. § 13A06 for registration under 65 Pa.C.S. § 13A04 and the threshold for reporting under 65 Pa.C.S. § 13A05(d) shall be increased from $2,500 to $3,000 effective January 1, 2017.

2021 Lobbying Disclosure Audit Lottery

Pursuant to Act 134 of 2006, the Secretary of Commonwealth is required to select by lottery 3% of all completed registrations in order to conduct independent audits of the lobbying disclosure registrations and expense reports filed by principals, lobbyists and lobbying firms. The 2021 Lobbying Disclosure Audit Lottery was conducted on March 1, 2022 at 11 a.m. at 500 North Office Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120. 

Equity Reports

Each lobbyist and lobbying firm registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State is required by Act 70 of 2021 to complete an Equity Report by October 7, 2021, for the reporting period  July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021Go to PA Lobbying Services to complete your Equity Report.