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Open Government: Lobbyist Registration

NOTICE: Effective July 1, 2014, a person may not lobby a water management district in Florida until such person has registered as a lobbyist with that district by filing a registration form.

Pursuant to Section 112.3261, Florida Statutes, starting July 1, 2014, a person may not lobby a water management district until such person has registered as a lobbyist with that district. Therefore, a person wanting to lobby the Southwest Florida Water Management District must register with the District Clerk before lobbying the District. Registration shall be due upon initially being retained to lobby and is renewable on a calendar-year basis thereafter.

The Florida Commission on Ethics has the authority to investigate sworn complaints that a lobbyist or principal failed to register with the District or knowingly submitted false information in a registration.

How do I register?

  • To register as a lobbyist, please complete and submit the Lobbyist Registration Form directly to the District Clerk. The registrant must complete a separate registration form for each principal he or she represents before the District.
  • A separate statement authorizing the registrant to represent the principal must be signed by the principal or the principal’s representative and included with the registration form. The principal’s authorization must also identify and designate the principal’s main business using the 6-digit NAICS Code. Information about the NAICS code is available at http://www.NAICS.com.
  • There is no fee for registering to lobby the District.

Return completed form:
Via email to Lobbyist@WaterMatters.org,
or via hand delivery or mail delivery to
District Clerk
Southwest Florida Water Management District
ATTN: Lobbyist Registration
2379 Broad Street | Brooksville, FL 34604-6899

 
 
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