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Lobbyists Regulations

The lobbyist registration, disclosure, code of ethics, and regulatory ordinance requires anyone engaged in lobbying an official in the legislative or executive branch of the Metropolitan Government to register with the Metropolitan Clerk. Registration of continuing lobbyist engagements are due December 31 for the following year, and reports of prior year activities are due by January 30.

The registration requirement is applicable to any person whose lobbying would directly or specifically benefit the economic, business or professional interest of that person or entity. Public officials, members of the press, and persons or duly licensed attorneys acting in representative capacity that appear before an official of the executive branch determine or obtain a client’s legal rights and duties are exempt from this registration requirement.

The annual filing fee is $50.00, and separate registration is required for each person or entity whom the lobbyist represents.

Registration and Reporting

  • Registration and Payment – due by December 31 annually, or within five (5) days of new engagement
  • Withdrawal as Lobbyist – due within fourteen (14) days of termination of engagement
  • Annual Lobbyist Report – due by January 30 to indicate previous year’s activities

Annual Lobbyist Reports

You may peruse annual reports filed by lobbyists registered with the Metropolitan Government beginning with calendar year 2019 at this location:

Lobbyist Reports on File

Contact Information

Metropolitan Clerk's Office
Metropolitan Courthouse
1 Public Square, Suite 205
Nashville, TN 37201

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