The Snohomish County Code of Ethics (SCC 2.50) requires certain individuals to report financial information and activities. Reporting occurs through forms provided by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission or the County Auditor's Office. Below is more information regarding the requirements for specific groups or individuals.
County elected and appointed officials
County elected and appointed officials are required to file with the County Auditor's Office personal financial affairs statements (F1s) as provided for by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. Appointed officials include chief deputies, department heads and members of the county planning commission, board of equalization, boundary review board and ethics commission.
Financial affairs reporting forms (F1s) are due no later than April 15.
Candidates for county elected office
Candidates running for a Snohomish County elected office must file their Washington State Public Disclosure Commission reports with the County Auditor's Office. These reports include their financial affairs statements (F1) as well as their campaign finance reports (C1-C7).
Within 30 days after becoming a lobbyist, a person must register by filing a lobbyist registration form with the County Auditor's Office. Any registered lobbyist must file semi-annual reports of their activities within 15 days after the last day of the calendar month covered by the report. A lobbyist may use forms provided by the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission to meet these requirements or the forms provided below by the County Auditor's Office.