Forms for the Janaury 25, 2015 (2014 year-end) disclosure deadline are available below and our Forms page.
**PLEASE NOTE** that the Jan. 25 year end disclosure filing will be the last paper-based filing that you will submit to our office. All registrations and periodic disclosure forms for the 2015-2016 biennium will be done using our soon to be launched on-line filing system. For more information, see below:
For detailed information regarding compliance with the lobbying law please see our (updated) Guide to Vermont’s Lobbying Registration and Disclosure Law.
2014 Updated Lobbying Guide:
The Vermont lobbying law defines lobbying as follows:
“(A) to communicate orally or in writing with any legislator or administrative official for the purpose of influencing legislative or administrative action;
(B) solicitation of others to influence legislative or administrative action;
(C) an attempt to obtain the goodwill of a legislator or administrative official by communications or activities with that legislator or administrative official intended ultimately to influence legislative or administrative action; or
(D) activities sponsored by an employer or lobbyist on behalf of or for the benefit of the members of an interest group, if a principal purpose of the activity is to enable such members to communicate orally with one or more legislators or administrative officials for the purpose of influencing legislative or administrative action or to obtain their goodwill.” 2 V.S.A. § 261(9).
Vermont’s registration period is two years, coinciding with the legislative biennium. Each biennium, all lobbyists are required to register with the Office of the Secretary of State within 48 hours of commencing lobbying activities.
Registrations for the current biennium are searchable in the database links for lobbyists and their employers.
Please note that all lobbyists will now be required to submit a new, current passport-style photo; our office will no longer keep lobbyist photos on file for more than one biennium. You may contact our office if you need a photo taken.
Disclosure reports for lobbyists, lobbyist employers, and lobbying firms are due three (3) times per year:
- January 25 (covers period of July 1–December 31)
- April 25 (covers period of January 1–March 31)
- July 25 (covers period of April 1–June 30)
If you have further questions, please contact the Elections Division by email or call 802-828-2363.
Registration*, Termination, and Current Period Disclosure Forms
*Registrations for the 2015-2016 biennium will only be accepted through the new online reporting system. The system will be available no later than Jan 1, 2015.
- Lobbyist Registration Form (pdf) (Word)
- Lobbyist Termination and Final Disclosure Form
- Lobbyist Disclosure Form (pdf) (Word)
- Lobbyist Disclosure Form (for lobbyists associated with a firm) (pdf) (Word)
- Lobbyist Employer Registration Form (pdf) (Word)
- Lobbyist Employer Termination and Final Disclosure Form
- Lobbyist Employer Disclosure Form (pdf) (Word)