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The Board of Ethics is responsible for administration and enforcement of the City’s Lobbying Law, found at Chapter 20-1200 of the Philadelphia Code and Board Regulation 9. Under the Lobbying Law, individuals and organizations who spend money to influence City legislative or administrative action may be required to register with the Board of Ethics and file quarterly lobbying expense reports.

File Lobbying Registrations and Expense Reports Online

Access the Philadelphia Lobbying Information System (PLIS), the mandatory online registration and reporting system for lobbyists, lobbying firms and principals. File lobbying registrations and quarterly expense reports using PLIS.

Regulation 9

Board Regulation No. 9 implements the City’s lobbying ordinance. The regulation explains the registration and reporting requirements and restrictions that apply to lobbyists, lobbying firms, and principals. The regulation also provides helpful examples.