This information will give you a brief overview of the city of Omaha Lobbyist Ordinance. For more detailed information, contact the CIty Clerk's Office at (402) 444-5557.
What is lobbying?
Communication with the city of Omaha Mayor, any member of the Omaha City Council, any department director or members of the City Planning Board for the purpose of influencing official action.
Who should register?
Any individual or organization who is compensated to lobby the Mayor, any member of the Omaha City Council, any department director r members of the City Planning Board.
When should a lobbyist register?
Lobbyists must register annually prior to January 15 or within ten business days after lobbying.
How do I register?
Forms are available here for download in PDF format. Forms are also available in the City Clerk's office, 1819 Farnam St, Suite LC-1, or by calling (402) 444-5557.
What is the registration fee?
What information must be included on the registration form?
The city of Omaha registers lobbyists and allows organizations to register on behalf of their lobbyist. Each lobbyist registered must include all persons (and their addresses) by whom the lobbyist is compensated to lobby and on whose behalf lobbying is performed.
What if there are changes in registration information?
The list of persons on whose behalf you are lobbying must be kept current. Changes in any registration information must be reported to the City Clerk within ten days.
What reports are required?
Expenditures must be reported on a semi-annual basis whether or not expenditures were made.
What if no expenditures will be made?
If expenditures are not anticipated, an "Exemption Statement" on the registration form can be signed to exempt the lobbyist from filing semi-annual expenditure reports. A separate "Exemption Statement form may be filed any time after registration. If an expense is incurred after signing an exemption statement, the City Clerk's office must be notified within ten days.
Who do I contact for more information?
The City Clerk's office at (402) 444-5557.