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:
Facsimile: 714-645-5739 (no cover sheet needed)
Or U.S. Mail/Personal Delivery:
Office of Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission
1300 S. Grand Ave. Bld. B, 3rd Floor, Office 390
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.

Office of Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission Complaint Form
Please click here to the PDF version of the Complaint Form.