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Growing List of States and Localities Extend Lobbying Filing Deadlines in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

April 16, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several states and localities are providing filers additional flexibility to submit lobbying disclosures by extending filing deadlines or waiving late filing penalties. The vast majority of jurisdictions have not yet granted filing deadline extensions or waivers, although we expect the list to grow in the coming days.

The following is a list of jurisdictions that have granted filing deadline extensions or late filing waivers as of April 16, 2020:

Lobbying Filing Deadline Extensions
(Last Updated April 16, 2020)


Original Deadline

Extended Deadline

More Information

Austin, Texas

April 10, 2020
(Quarterly Activity Report)

May 1, 2020
(The deadline was first extended to May 1, 2020, then extended again until May 30 in an emergency order signed by Mayor Adler on April 13)


Chicago, Illinois

April 20, 2020
(First Quarter Activity Reports)

June 1, 2020



April 10, 2020
(First Quarter Lobbyist Report)

May 10, 2020


District of Columbia

April 15, 2020
(Quarterly Activity Report)

Late fees waived for filings delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic



March 31, 2020
(Lobbying Expenditure Report)

April 30, 2020



March 20, 2020
(Period 5 Report)
April 5, 2020
(Period 6 Report)
April 20, 2020
(Period 7 Report)
May 5, 2020
(Period 8 Report)

May 19, 2020

June 4, 2020

June 19, 2020

July 4, 2020

Extended deadlines viewable in Illinois Lobbyist System

Indiana May 31, 2020
(First Period Activity Report)

July 15, 2020


New York City

March 15, 2020
(January-February Bi-Monthly)

March 31, 2020


New York State

March 15, 2020
(January/February Lobbyist Bi-Monthly)

April 15, 2020


North Carolina

April 22, 2020(Quarterly Lobbying Expense Report)

July 22, 2020



April 30, 2020
(First Quarter Report)

July 30, 2020 (same deadline as Second Quarter Report)



April 15, 2020
(First Quarter Report)

June 15, 2020


Please contact Caplin & Drysdale's Political Law Group if you have any questions about lobbying requirements in a particular state or locality.

Matthew T. Sanderson 

Trevor Potter 

Bryson B. Morgan 

Olivia N. Marshall

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