Those who engage in lobbying activities involving Prince George’s County Government must register annually and file annual reports. Please visit our Overview of Lobbying for additional information and definition of relevant terms.
Who Must File
A person must register as a lobbyist whenever the person (1) expends funds(exclusive of personal travel and subsistence expenses) in an amount in excess of Two Hundred ($200.00) in furtherance of lobbying activity, (2) is compensated in excess of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) in connection with this activity, or (3) expends in excess of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) engaging in activities having the express purpose of soliciting others to communicate with an official with the intent to influence that official. A person who engages in lobbying on behalf of more than one person must file a separate registration for each such person.
Any person who engages in lobbying before any Prince George's County executive or legislative officer, agency, board, or commission, and who, during the calendar year, expends in excess of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) on food, entertainment, or other gifts for any County official or employee (Executive or Legislative) in connection with these activities, must file a lobbying registration with the Office of Ethics and Accountability on or before the beginning of the calendar year in which the person expects to lobby or within five (5) days after engaging in lobbying activities.
Each lobbyist shall file an annual report covering the period beginning January 1 through December 31, filed by January 31 of the following year. If the lobbyist is not an individual, an authorized officer or agent of the entity shall sign the form. A separate activity report shall be filed for each person on whose behalf the lobbyist acts.
What and When to File
A lobbyist must file with the Office of Ethics and Accountability on or before January 1 of each year or not later than five (5) days after becoming a lobbyist. A lobbyist must file a separate form for each person from whom compensation is received.
A lobbyist must also file a report annually of all lobbying activity for the calendar year, January 1 through December 31. The lobbyist must file with the Office of Ethics and Accountability on or before January 31 of each year. All Reports and statements sent to the Office of Ethics and Accountability by mail must be received by 5:00 pm on the prescribed filing date to be timely filed.
Where to File
The form must be mailed to the Office of Ethics and Accountability, 9201 Basil Court, Suite 155, Largo, MD 20774.