Lobbying and Advocacy: A Public Policy of Open Government

In Pinellas County, a lobbyist is anyone who receives compensation to encourage the passage, defeat or modification of any item before the Board of County Commissioners

Lobbyists are required to:

  • Register with the County annually.
  • Report each meeting with any county commissioner.
  • Report any expenditures for lobbying activities.

To better serve the citizens of Pinellas County, the Board of County Commissioners hires lobbyists to assist us in gaining support for key issues and initiatives.

Additional Lobbyist Resources

A Public Policy of Open Government

Florida’s Government-in-the-Sunshine law safeguards every Floridian’s right to access any government meeting and public records that are not exempted. You can easily request public records from Pinellas County government. You will be responsible for the cost of providing the documentation, which includes staff time, cost of copies and other associated expenses. Make a public records request.

Learn more about the Sunshine Law.

Lobbying & Advocacy — Government Relations Contracts