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Section 2-6-35 of the 1984 Detroit City Code provides that each person "who wishes to engage in the activity of lobbying," which is defined in Section 2-6-3 of the 1984 Detroit City Code as "all communications with a public servant for the purpose of influencing legislative or executive action," is required to register and report as a lobbyist.
Section 2-6-3 of the 1984 Detroit City Code defines a lobbyist as: "1) a person whose expenditures for lobbying are more than $1,000 in value in any 12-month period; 2) a person whose expenditures for lobbying are more than $250 in value in any 12-month period where the amount is expended on lobbying a single public official; or 3) a registered lobbyist under applicable law who lobbies City government."
Necessary forms for lobbyist registration and reporting are available below and in the Office of Detroit City Clerk. The particulars for registering and reporting are as follows:
Lobbyist Registration Form
Supplement to Lobbyist Registration Form (to add or remove client or clients)
Quarterly Reports (to be filed by registered lobbyist for each client)
All Forms MUST: