Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700)

The deadline to file your annual Form 700
is April 1, 2016.

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?

This is determined by State law and local regulations: Government Code Section 87200 and an agency's Conflict of Interest Code.

The following County Elected Officers, identified in California Government Code Section 87200, file Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700’s) directly 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

Each department or agency has a  Conflict of Interest Code  that designates which employees must file a Form 700 ("Code Filers"), and includes information regarding disclosure categories. Disclosure categories set out the type of financial interests that must be reported by each official. 

For assistance completing a Form 700 and/or determining your disclosure requirements, please contact your agency's legal counsel or the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Advice Hotline at (866) 275-3772.

WHAT Must Be Filed?

Each designated employee ("Code Filer") must complete a Form 700, under the following circumstances:  

  • Assuming Office 
  • Annual
  • Leaving Office

The annual form covers January 1 through December 31 of the previous calendar year unless otherwise noted.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please download the FAQ Sheet.

WHEN Must Form 700 Be Filed?

The deadline for submitting the 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. 

  • Assuming Office:  within 30 days of the assumed office date
  • Annual: Due by April 1 of each year. 

Exception: if you assumed office between October 1 and December 31, the Assuming Office Form 700 will act as both Assuming Office and Annual combined. 

  • Leaving Office:  within 30 days of the leaving office date

Form 700s submitted to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors are available for public review upon request at a cost of $.10 cents per page, with the retrieval fee not to exceed $5 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.

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WHERE Must The Form 700 Be Filed?

If you are required to file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, your Form 700 can be filed either electronically using eDisclosure or by hard copy with an original signature. Accessible online, eDisclosure makes it easier for filers to comply with reporting requirements.  This online program is secure and password-protected. Tutorials are accessible after you log in to eDisclosure.

Forms for all other staff must be submitted by hard copy to their respective department or agency to be maintained. 

For access to eDisclosure, please contact Clerk of the Board staff at (619) 531-5600.

For agencies filing with the Clerk of the Board that are not using eDisclosure, please submit original hard copy Form 700s, with a transmittal sheet, to:

Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
(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.

HOW do I obtain copies of Form 700s?

Copies of Form 700s (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.