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The FOCUS notification service is now available!

For only $100 per legislative session, you can sign up for customized email notifications related to lobbying activity that interests you or your organization, and get these notices automatically delivered to you daily! Click the FOCUS tab above to get started.

Registration and licensing for the 2017-2018 legislative session is now open.

Welcome to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission's Eye on Lobbying web site. Wisconsin law generally requires an organization that employs an individual whose duties include trying to influence state legislation or administrative rule-making to register as a lobbying principal. Individuals who are paid to lobby are required to obtain a lobbyist license. 

You do not have to create a user account to use this site if you want to search and view lobbying information that is available to the public.

A user account is required to perform each of the tasks below. If you do not currently have a User Name and a Password and wish to perform one of these tasks, please create a user account to become a registered user of this site.

  • Register a lobbying principal or amend a current registration
  • Obtain a lobbyist license or amend a current license
  • Complete a 15 day notification or 6 month report
  • Subscribe to the FOCUS notification service

After you create a user account and have logged on, you will be able to access registration, licensing, and reporting tools.

If you have any questions about the user account process, please contact an Ethics Commission staff at (608) 266-8123 or ETHlobbying@wi.gov