Why File Form 700?: The Political Reform Act (Government Code Sections 81000-91015) requires most state and local government officials and employees to publicly disclose their personal assets and income. They must also disqualify themselves from participating in decisions that may affect their personal financial interests. The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is the State agency responsible for issuing the Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700), and for interpreting the law's provisions.
Who Files?: Each department or agency has a Conflict of Interest Code that designates which employees must file Form 700, and includes information regarding disclosure categories. Disclosure categories set out the type of financial interests that must be reported by each official. A copy of each department's Conflict of Interest Code is available online. If you would like assistance in completing the form and in determining your disclosure requirements, please contact your counsel or the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) at (866) 275-3772.
What Must Be Filed?: Each designated employee must complete a Form 700. The form is for the previous calendar year. Each department is responsible for copying Form 700 and providing one copy to each designated employee. Copies of the form and instructions are available at: www.fppc.ca.gov
When Must Form 700 Be Filed?: The deadline for submitting the original annual Form 700 is April 1 of each year. Specified Officials must file their Form 700 with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. Forms for all other staff must be date-stamped and maintained by the department or agency. The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors must make these forms available for public review upon request at a cost of ten cents per page, with the retrieval fee not to exceed five dollars per request. You may want to take this into consideration when you are listing your address and telephone numbers. Remember to file on time - any person who is referred to FPPC's Enforcement Division for not filing is subject to a $500.00 fine.
Where Must Form 700 Be Filed?: Forward original Forms 700, with a transmittal sheet shall be forwarded to:
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
Mail Stop A-45
(Statement of Economic Interest)
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 402
San Diego, CA 92101-2471
If you would like further information from the Clerk of the Board department, please contact (619) 531-5600.
FPPC Workshop: In January 2010, the Technical Assistance Division of the Fair Political Practices Commission conducted a workshop for City Clerks, County Clerks and Agency Contacts. The workshop was recorded and the video and Power Point are available by clicking below:
The following Elected Officers, identified in California Government Code Section 87200, file Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700’s) with the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors:
- Board of Supervisors
- Chief Administrative Officer
- County Counsel
- District Attorney
- Planning Commissioners
- Treasurer - Tax Collector
Copies of Statements of Economic Interests may be obtained by visiting the office of the Fair Political Practices Commission or the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at:
- Clerk of the Board of Supervisors: County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 402, San Diego, California 92101
- Fair Political Practices Commission: 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, CA 95814
Statements of Economic Interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the Fair Political Practices Commission’s website.
This notice is posted in accordance with California Government Code Section 87505.