Local Campaign Ordinances

A local jurisdiction may enact a campaign ordinance that provides for additional or different campaign requirements for committees active exclusively in its jurisdiction as long as the provisions are stricter than those in the Act. Beginning January 1, 2021 a state campaign contribution limit will by default apply to city and county candidates when the city or county has not already enacted a contribution limit on such candidates. Along with the new campaign contribution limit, there are also other related provisions that formerly applied only to state level candidates that will now apply to city and county candidates. Please see the 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 provided to the FPPC. For questions interpreting any of these provisions, or to check on any amendments to the ordinances, please contact the local jurisdiction directly.

Cities and counties that have adopted a campaign finance ordinance must submit to the FPPC either a link to their website where the ordinance can be found, or a PDF copy of the ordinance.

Cities Local Campaign Ordinances