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 click here for the PDF version of the Complaint Form.

Please fill out and sign the 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.



Pursuant to the County of Orange Language Access Policy, the Office of Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission will provide critical program documents and information in the most prevalent languages spoken in the County as determined by the most recent United States Census. Please contact the Office with the request via telephone 714-645-3844 or email The documents will be provided via email as soon as practicable.