The Office of State Ethics is located at 165 Capitol Avenue, Suite 1200, Hartford, CT. Staff is available via telephone 860-263-2400, M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, or by email at ose@ct.gov. Due to construction, in-person services are currently suspended. Please contact the office for assistance via phone or email.

Lobbyist Registration, Filing and Audit Information

  

yellow star icon What Type of Lobbyist Am I? 

Client Lobbyist is the party paying for lobbying services on its behalf. In other words, the client lobbyist is expending or agreeing to expend the threshold amount of $3,000 in a calendar year.

Communicator Lobbyist receives payment and does the actual lobbying legwork (i.e., communicating). A Communicator Lobbyist receives or agrees to receive $3,000 for lobbying activities in a calendar year. Communicator Lobbyists can take different forms:

  • Individual
  • Member of a Business Organization (e.g., a firm or association that employs a number of communicator lobbyists)
  • In-house Communicator (a lobbyist who is a salaried employee of a Client Lobbyist)

yellow star icon New Client / Bus. Org. Account

New Client / Bus. Org. Account
Use this link only if you are entering system for first time.

yellow star icon Lobbyist Filing System

Log-In to Lobbyist Filing System
Use this link to create your 2023-2024 registration and to file disclosure reports.

Search Lobbyist Database and Reports

 

yellow star icon "Lights on Lobbying" Newsletter

December 2023 "Lights on Lobbying" Newsletter

 

yellow star icon Lobbyist Filing Calendars and Information

2024 Client Lobbyist

Quarterly Reporting Schedule

 

Due Dates

January 1March 31, 2024

(First Quarter Report)

April 10, 2024

April 1 – June 30, 2024

(Second Quarter Report)

July 10, 2024

July 1 – December 31, 2024

(2024 Third and Fourth Quarters Combined)

January 10, 2025

2024 Client Lobbyist

Monthly Reporting Schedule (Short Session)

 

Due Dates

February 1 – February 28

March 10, 2024

March 1 – March 31          1st Quarter Report

April 10, 2024

April 1 – April 30

May 10, 2024

May 1 – May 31

June 10, 2024

 

Print and Post - 2024 Lobbyist Filing Calendar

**Register with the Office of State Ethics on or before January 15 or prior to the commencement of lobbying.

***NOTE: Client lobbyists must file all quarterly reports, even if they made no lobbying expenditures during the reporting period.

If you require assistance, please e-mail:  lobbyist.ose@ct.gov

 

yellow star icon Lobbyist Audit Corner 

The Office of State Ethics is required to annually audit registration and disclosure reports of lobbyists to promote accountability for lobbyists’ activities. Our random selection of lobbyists is performed periodically by our staff in a public meeting under the observation of the Citizen’s Ethics Advisory Board. 

The primary purpose of the audit is to determine whether information reported to the Office of State Ethics is timely, accurate and complete. 

Audit Benefits:

  • Ensure compliance with the Code of Ethics
  • Identify potential risks and liabilities and to improve legal compliance
  • Provide a systemic evaluation to determine effectiveness and to improve organizational performance
  • Serve the public interest and confidence in our government

The Office of State Ethics recommends that lobbyists maintain their documentation in accordance with our Procedures Manual for Lobbyist Recordkeeping and Audit.

yellow star iconGuides to the Code of Ethics for Lobbyists

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