File a Complaint

What you need to know before filing a complaint:

The Commission is limited to alleged violations of the County Campaign Reform Ordinance, the Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Ordinance, the Gift Ban Ordinance, and Sections 6 and 9 of the Code of Ethics, however; the County does have a 24 hour Fraud Hotline. For more information please go to:

Complaint and Hearing Process:

How to File a Complaint:

Please print and sign the below form. You may submit the form by:
Or U.S. Mail/Personal Delivery:
Office of Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission
1300 S. Grand Ave. Bld. B, 3rd Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Any person who knowingly submits a false complaint under this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be subject to a $1,000 fine. In this subsection, "false complaint" means a complaint that is knowingly false and brought for the purpose of harassment, intimidation or embarrassment.

Please click here to the PDF version of the Complaint Form.