Statement of Economic Interest, Financial Disclosure and Real Estate Disclosure forms due

January 5, 2017

The Conflicts of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council has circulated revised forms and guidance for the January 2017 filings. Prior to assuming office or taking employment, each person listed below must file their required disclosure form. Thereafter, they must file annually on or before January 15. Guidance on filing out the forms can be found on the Council’s website, found at http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/filing-resources.asp. Local officials file paper forms with the clerk of their governing body. Please note that the lists below only list mandatory filers; your locality may require additional persons to file.

The following local officials are required to file the State and Local Statement of Economic Interests per § 2.2-3115:

  • Members of the Board of Supervisors
  • Members of the City Council
  • Members of the Town Council, if the town has a population exceeding 3,500
  • Members of the school board
  • Persons holding positions of trust appointed or employed by the governing body if the governing body has passed an ordinance requiring them to file
  • Persons holding positions of trust appointed or employed by school board if the school board has adopted a policy requiring them to file
  • Members of the governing body of any entity established in a county or city with the power to issue bonds or expend funds in excess of $10,000 in any fiscal year if the governing body of the appointing jurisdiction has required them to submit this form

The following local officials are required to file the Financial Disclosure Statement per § 2.2-3115:

  • Members of the governing body of any entity established in a county or city with the power to issue bonds or expend funds in excess of $10,000 in any fiscal year unless required to file the Statement of Economic Interest by the governing body of the appointing jurisdiction
  • Nonsalaried citizen members of local boards, commissions, and councils if the governing body has designated them to file.

The following local officials are required to file the Real Estate Disclosure per § 2.2-3115 (G):

  • Planning commission members
  • Members of board of zoning appeals
  • Real estate assessors
  • County, city, or town managers
  • Executive officers

VACo Contact: Phyllis Errico, CAE

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