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 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.