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.
Municipalities have different registration and training requirements. Contact that municipality’s City Clerk for more information.
- Lobbyist Ordinance - go to Section (S): Principal and Lobbyist Registration
- Lobbyist Registration - Clerk of the Board website
- Frequently Asked Questions
Read more information about Lobbyist Training.
- County Employee as Landlord for Section 8 Housing
- Relative of County Employee Seeking to Accept Section 8 Housing Voucher
- County Employee and Relative of County Employee Seeking Public Housing Assistance (not Section 8 landlords)
- County Employees Wishing to Register as a County Procurement Vendor or PHCD Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Landlord Vendors
- Relative of County Employees Wishing to Register as a County Procurement Vendor or PHCD Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Landlord Vendors