SF Ethics Commission
SFEDS - Campaign Finance Database
Campaign Finance Database
About the Database
The campaign finance database is the San Francisco Ethics Commission's repository for records relating to campaign finance, lobbyist and campaign consultant filings. It can answer questions about who is contributing money, who is receiving money, and how it is being spent. Use the campaign finance database to research campaign contributions and expenditures, or review campaign, lobbyist, and campaign consultant statements and filing history.
The database provides live access to the Ethics Commission's records. Filing records are accessible as they are processed by the Ethics Commission. Transactions can be extracted or searched for e-filed campaign finance Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) forms 460, 496 and 497. All transactions are posted live to the system as they are e-filed and are accessible immediately within the “Advanced Search” or an export of a committee's transactions, with the exception of annual transaction exports which represent an export of all transactions in the database as of the previous calendar day.
How To Use The Database
For assistance, please look at the frequently asked questions page, browse the news updates, or call the Ethics Commission at 415-252-3100.
April 17, 2009 - Committee records and transactions in the advanced search can now be searched by committee ID number. Partial and complete ID numbers can be used in a search.
March 10, 2009 - The key to help interpret the annual/committee/candidate transaction exports has been updated to reflect the January 16, 2009 enhancements.
December 10, 2008 - The SFEDS server will be down for scheduled maintenance from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, December 10, 2008.
November 4, 2008 - The key to help interpret the annual/committee/candidate transaction exports has been updated to provide documentation for contributions reported on FPPC Form 496 Section 3.
October 21, 2008 - The SFEDS server will be down for scheduled maintenance from 9:00 P.M., October 21, 2008 to 1:00 A.M., October 22, 2008.
October 20, 2008 - The SFEDS server will be down for scheduled maintenance from 9:00 P.M., October 20, 2008 to 1:00 A.M., October 21, 2008.
October 17, 2008 - The SFEDS server will be down for scheduled maintenance from 10:00 P.M., October 18, 2008 to 4:00 A.M., October 19, 2008.
October 8, 2008 - The campaign finance database server will be down for scheduled maintenance from 10:00 P.M., October 8, 2008 to 6:00 A.M., October 9, 2008.
September 2, 2008 - A key is now available to help interpret the annual/committee/candidate transaction exports.
August 13, 2008 - The campaign finance database server will be down for scheduled maintenance on Saturday, August 16th, from 6:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.
April 30, 2008 - The new campaign finance database search engine is now on-line.
The Ethics Commission maintains four computers that meet the above requirements that are available for public use between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.