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City and County of Denver

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201 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO, 80202, US

720-913-8683

Paul D. López, Denver Clerk & Recorder, Public Trustee and official seal of Denver Clerk & Recorder

Lobbyist Registration Form

Pursuant to Denver Revised Municipal Code (D.R.M.C.) Chapter 2, Article XIII

WHO MUST REGISTER (Pursuant to D.R.M.C. 2-301(6) and 302):  All lobbyists and any person communicating directly or soliciting others to communicate with a covered official for the purposed to influence or persuade the covered official. However,

Exception pursuant to D.R.M.C. 2-305 - lobbyist registration is not required for persons who limit activities to: 

  • Appearance to given testimony to Denver City Council at the request of public officials or at the request of city employees. 
  • Providing information to Denver City Council at the request of public officials or at the request of city employees 

WHEN TO REGISTER (Pursuant to D.R.M.C. 2-301(6) and 302):  Lobbyist registration is required with the Denver City Clerk within five days after first engaging in lobbying. Registration must be renewed annually by January 15 for the following 12 month period.

HOW TO REGISTER & FEES (Pursuant to D.R.M.C. 2-302):  To register as a lobbyist, the organization or person must complete the lobbyist registration form and submit the correct fee. Registration fees are not pro-rated. 

  • Individual ($50): One person acting as a lobbyist and who does not employ other lobbyist or other people who may act in a lobbyist capacity.  
  • Organization ($75): a person or organization that employs one or more lobbyist(s) and/or person(s) who may act in a lobbyist capacity.  

After receiving the application and fee, the Denver City Clerk Department will issue a receipt of registration as confirmation of registration. A receipt of registration is not issued until the Denver City Clerk receives the completed registration form and the correct fee. 

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS & LATE FEES (Pursuant to D.R.M.C. 2-303):  All lobbyists registered with the Denver City Clerk are required to submit an itemized bi-monthly financial report no later than January 15March 15, May 15, July 15, September 15, and November 15 for the prior two months. If the due date falls on a weekend or a city holiday, the deadline is the next business day. 

Late submittals will be charged $15 per business day. A bi-monthly activity report will not be accepted until late fees are paid in full.

INSPECTION (Pursuant to D.R.M.C. 2-303(c)(3)):  All information submitted to the Denver City Clerk is considered a record of the City and County of Denver. All lobbyist registrations and bi-monthly reports are available to the public.

COMPLIANCE AND PENALTIES (Pursuant to D.R.M.C. 2-309):  Lobbying in the City and County of Denver requires the person or organization to comply with all requirements defined in the D.R.M.C. Article XIII - Regulation of Lobbyists

In addition to being the custodian of lobbyist records, the Denver City Clerk is required to administer and provide oversight of Denver lobbyist procedures. As a result, noncompliance with any aspect of D.R.M.C. Article XIII - Regulation of Lobbyists may require the Clerk to deny a certificate of registration. The City Clerk may report any violation to the Denver City Attorney for consideration of criminal prosecution. 

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Paul D. López, Denver Clerk & Recorder, Public Trustee and official seal of Denver Clerk & Recorder

Registration Status

As an individual lobbyist, you do not need to fill out the Lobbyist Employees section.

PRIMARY REGISTERING LOBBYIST 

 List primary person as defined in D.R.M.C. 2-301(6)

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Paul D. López, Denver Clerk & Recorder, Public Trustee and official seal of Denver Clerk & Recorder

Lobbyist Employees

NOTE: If you selected "Individual Lobbyist" on the previous page, please do not fill out this page. Scroll down and select "Next".

List all persons who will be employed as a lobbyist as defined in D.R.M.C. 2-301(6). 

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Paul D. López, Denver Clerk & Recorder, Public Trustee and official seal of Denver Clerk & Recorder

Your Clients

List every person or entity as defined in D.R.M.C. 2-302(c)(5) on whose behalf you will lobby. 

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Paul D. López, Denver Clerk & Recorder, Public Trustee and official seal of Denver Clerk & Recorder

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Payment must be received to complete registration.

I certify that I have had the opportunity to read the Denver Revised Municipal Code, Chapter 2, Article XIII, pertaining to the regulation of lobbyists. It is my responsibility to become familiar with all the provisions thereof and to make any necessary amendments to the original registration form. 

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