Resources for Doing Business with Government

A lobbyist is all persons or firms paid or unpaid, employed, designated, or retained by a principal, or that contracts with a third party to lobby on behalf of a principal. When lobbying the County, a lobbyist must adhere to registration requirements and expenditure filings.

Per the Miami-Dade County Code of Ethics, County employees or their immediate family members cannot contract with the County, except in certain limited circumstances. The contract cannot be related to the County employee's duties to the County; the County employee’s job responsibilities do not relate to the contract; and the County employee does not work in the department that manages the contract. Immediate Family Members includes spouses, domestic partners, parents, step-parents, siblings, half-siblings, stepsiblings, children, and stepchildren.