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Please NOTE: The drop box for printed materials, located outside of the Keystone Building, will be temporarily unavailable starting at 2:30pm on January 15, 2021. The drop box will be returned to outside of the Keystone Building on the morning of Thursday January 21, 2021.

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The Department's offices in the North Office Building remain closed to the public. The Department of State continues to serve the public during the COVID-19 disaster declaration.

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Notice: Pennsylvania Gives Some Businesses More Time to File Corrected Paperwork During Coronavirus Emergency


2020 Lobbying Audit

On Monday April 5, 2021 the 2020 Lobbying Audit will be conducted at 3 p.m. The Audit will be conducted on Microsoft Teams. You can view the Lobbying Audit at the following link



Department of State Extends

Deadline for Filing Lobbying Disclosure Quarterly Reports

ISSUED 04/06/2020
Governor Tom Wolf granted the Department of State’s request to waive the lobbying disclosure first quarter 2020 reporting date, with the first and second quarter reports now due on the same date of July 30, 2020, although the reports should be filed separately. Read more


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 RA-LobbyDisclosure@pa.gov.

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.