Local Campaign Ordinances

A local jurisdiction may enact a campaign ordinance that provides for additional or different campaign requirements for candidates and committees active exclusively in its jurisdiction as long as the provisions are stricter than those imposed by the Political Reform Act (the “Act”).

Effective January 1, 2021, a default campaign contribution limit applies to city and county candidates when the city or county has not already enacted a contribution limit. Along with the new campaign contribution limit, there are other related provisions that formerly applied only to state level candidates that will now apply to city and county candidates. Please see the Contribution Limits: City and County Candidates (AB 571) Fact Sheet for more information. 

While the FPPC may neither interpret nor comment on the viability, enforceability, or constitutionality of a local ordinance, we are not constrained from identifying those provisions that may conflict with or impede a person’s compliance with the Act.

The FPPC has received information from the agencies listed below. The posted links and ordinances are the latest versions voluntarily provided to the FPPC by the local jurisdictions. For questions interpreting any of these provisions, or to check on any amendments to the ordinances, please contact the local jurisdiction directly. If you are aware of a local campaign ordinance that is not listed in the table below, please email a copy of the ordinance to advice@fppc.ca.gov and we will post it to the website. 

Cities Local Campaign Ordinances