City of Sacramento Candidates

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Candidate and Officeholder Campaign Contribution Limits

Candidates seeking any City of Sacramento elective office are subject to the following contribution limits:


Recipient Contributor Limit Per Election
Member (or Candidate)


Large Political Committee



Mayor (or Candidate)


Large Political Committee



Filing Schedules

If a special election is called, please email to request a filing schedule.

2018 Filing Schedules

November 6, 2018 Filing Schedule

Candidates and Officeholders Not Listed on 2018 Ballot

Past filing schedules are available here.

Quick Tips

  • Candidates must file Form 501 before soliciting or accepting contributions.
  • Candidates must deposit funds into the campaign bank account before spending money on the campaign including their personal funds.
  • Contributions of $100 or more made by a money order, cashier's check, or travelers cheque are prohibited


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If your question involves a complex legal issue, a formal advice letter may issued. Information on formal advice is available here.

Advice Letters Issued

Currently no advice letters issued under City of Sacramento contract.