In accordance with Town of Hillsboro Beach Ordinance No. 260, each lobbyist/principal register every fiscal year (October 1st to September 30th). In addition to the lobbyist registration, each principal that the lobbyist intends to represent must be registered as well. There is no fee for registration.
"Lobbying" or "Lobbying Activities" shall be defined as in the Broward County Code of Ordinances, Section 1-19, Code of Ethics for Elected Officials.
"Lobbyist" shall be defined as in the Broward County Code of Ordinances, Section 1-19, Code of Ethics for Elected Officials.
Lobbyist Contact Log
On December 2015, the Broward County Commission amended its ethics ordinance regards to lobbying activity in County and municipal governments in Broward County.
In accordance with Broward County Ethics of Ordinance, a lobbyist is responsible for reporting all contacts with Town elected officials regardless of the location and form of contract for lobbying activity. Under the new rules, the contact form must be completed within three (3) business days after the lobbying activity occurs. The requirement to file a contact from is not limited to reporting in- person of face-to-face meetings, but also includes reporting telephone calls, emails or any other modes of communications used to lobby the Town's elected officials. Please be advised that communications with elected officials where no lobbying has occurred do not have to be reported.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is required to register as a lobbyist?
Any individual or organization must register with the Clerk's Office when that individual or organization is compensated to directly or indirectly lobby Town Commission.
When are lobbyists required to register with the Town?
Lobbyist must register with the Town Clerk's Office prior to conducting any lobbying activities. All individuals who conduct lobbying activities and are not currently registered are in violation of the ordinance.
Is there a registration fee?
There shall be no fee charged by the town to any lobbyist or lobbyist's principal for registration or lobbying pursuant to the Article IX-Registration (Ordinance No. 2012-260, passed 1-10-2012)