Ventura County Government Center
Hall of Administration Building, Fourth Floor
800 S. Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93009-1940
Form 700 Filings
Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interests
The Political Reform Act (Government Code Sections 81000 – 91015) requires most state and local government officials and employees to publicly disclose their personal assets and income. They must also disqualify themselves from participating in decisions that may affect their personal financial interests. The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is the State agency responsible for issuing the Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700), and for interpreting the law’s provisions.
This is determined by State law and local regulations: Government Code Section 87200 and an agency’s Conflict of Interest Code. This generally includes every public official who makes or participates in making governmental or financial decisions. Each department and agency has a Conflict of Interest Code that designates which employees must file a Form 700 (“Code Filers”), and includes information regarding disclosure categories. Disclosure categories set out the type of financial interests that must be reported by each official.
The following Letter from Ventura County Counsel, dated February 3, 2014 , provides additional information on conflicts, financial disclosure and contractual limitations applicable to public officers and employees.
How do I obtain copies of Form 700s that were filed?
Copies of completed Form 700s that are maintained by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Office may be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Office at the Hall of Administration, 4th Floor, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009.
When must the Form 700 be filed?
The deadline for submitting the 2019 Annual Form 700 (2019/2020) is April 1, 2020.
- Assuming Office: Within 30 days of the assumed office date.
- Annual: Due by April 1 each year, or the following Monday if it falls on the weekend.
Exception: if you assumed office between October 1 and December 31, the Assuming Office Form 700 will act as both Assuming Office and Annual combined.
- Leaving Office: Within 30 days of the leaving office date.
Remember to file on time – any person who is referred to FPPC’s Enforcement Division for not filing is subject to a late fine of $10 per day per position up to $100 for each day the statement is late.
Where must the Form 700 be filed?
If you are required to file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, your Form 700 can be filed either electronically using eDisclosure or by hard copy with an original signature. The eDisclosure system makes it easier for filers to comply with reporting requirements. This online program is secure and password-protected. Tutorials are accessible after logging in to eDisclosure.
For access to eDisclosure, please contact Clerk of the Board staff at (805) 654-2251.
|COB eDisclosure – Online Form 700 Application|
|Designated Positions that are required to file a Form 700 with the Clerk of the Board can do so online through the County’s secure web application (eDisclosure)
eFiler Quick Reference Card(This reference card is helpful for first-time eDisclosure users. It provides steps for setting your password, filing the Form 700 electronically, and viewing previously filed forms.)
Each designated employee (“Code Filer”) must complete a Form 700, under the following circumstances:
- Assuming Office
- Annual filing
- Leaving Office
For assistance completing a Form 700 and/or determining your disclosure requirements, please contact your agency’s legal counsel or the Fair Political Practices Commission’s Advice Hotline at (866) 275-3772. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please download the FAQ Sheet, linked below, on FPPC’s website.
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|Form 700 If you prefer to file a hard copy of the Form 700, you can download the form from the Fair Political Practices Commission’s website (see Form 700 link below). If the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors is your designated Filing Officer, please mail the signed original to the address provided on the Contact tab.
FAQ: Form 700 Disclosure For answers to Frequently asked questions, please download the FAQ Sheet.
FAQ: Gift Disclosure
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Filing Officer Duties
- Retain original Form 700 statements for 7 years
- Notify filers when they need to file
- Notify filers when they have failed to file by the deadline
- Assess fines of $10.00 per day up to $100.00 for late filings
- Perform a facial review of all forms to ensure compliance with FPPC Regulation 18115
- Perform a full review of 20% of on time filings and 100% of late filings
- Notify filers when amendments are required based on the review process