Statements of Economic Interest

The Sangamon County Clerk’s office accepts and stores Statements of Economic Interest filed by persons involved in government in Sangamon County (Illinois Governmental Ethics Act, 5 ILCS 420 / 4A-101).

Examples of Persons Required to File a Statement of Economic Interest:

  1. All Sangamon County elected officials
  2. All members of Boards or Commissions unless they function only in an advisory capacity
  3. All local government personnel within Sangamon County who:

    Function as a department head and

    • have responsibility over contracts
    • have authority to approve licenses or contracts
    • are involved with arbitration
    • have authority to promulgate rules or regulations
    • have supervisory responsibility for 20 or more employees
    • holds a position that requires a school administrative certificate

How to View a Statement of Economic Interests:
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Who has to File

Requirements to File Statements of Economic Interests with the County Clerk's Office

Excerpt from Article 4A-101 of the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act

4A-101. The following persons shall file verified written statements of economic interests, as provided in this Article…..

(g) Persons who are elected to office in a unit of local government and candidates for nomination or election to that office.

(h) Persons appointed to the governing board of a unit of local government, or of a special district, and persons appointed to a zoning board, or zoning board of appeals, or to a regional, county, or municipal plan commission, or to a board of review of any county, and persons appointed to a board or commission of a unit of local government. This applies only to board members who have authority to authorize the expenditures of public funds, but does not apply to those who function in an advisory capacity.

(i) Persons who are employed by a unit of local government and are compensated for services as employees and not as independent contractors and who:

  1. are, or function as, the head of a department, division, bureau, authority or other administrative unit, or who exercise similar authority within the unit of local government;
  2. have direct supervisory authority over, or direct responsibility for the formulation, negotiation, issuance or execution of contracts entered into by the unit of local government in the amount of $1,000 or greater;
  3. have authority to approve licenses and permits. Employees who function in a ministerial capacity are not required to file;
  4. adjudicate, arbitrate, or decide any judicial or administrative proceeding, or review the adjudication, arbitration or decision of any judicial or administrative proceeding within the authority of the unit of local government;
  5. have authority to issue or promulgate rules and regulations within the areas under the authority of the unit of local government; or
  6. have supervisory responsibility for 20 or more employees of the unit of local government.

(k) Persons employed by a school district whose position requires them to hold an administrative or chief school business official endorsement.

Where to File

The statements of economic interests required of persons listed in items (g), (h), (i) and (k) of Section 4A-101 (listed below) shall be filed with the county clerk of the county in which the person making the statement resides.

Economic Interest Penalties

Any person failing to file a statement of economic interests by May 1 of any year, will be notified by the Sangamon County Clerk within seven days by certified mail of his or her failure to file. He or she must then file his or her statement of economic interests on or before May 15 with the Sangamon County Clerk with a $15 late filing fee. Failing to file by May 15 will result in a $100 penalty for each day from May 16 to the date of filing, in addition to the $15 late filing fee. Failure to file by May 31 shall result in a forfeiture in accordance with Section 4A-107 of this Act. (see below)

Section 4A-107
Any person required to file a statement of economic interests under this Article who willfully files a false or incomplete statement shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

Failure to file a statement within the time prescribed shall result in ineligibility for, or forfeiture of, office of position of employment.

The State’s Attorney shall bring an action in quo warranto against any person who has failed to file by either May 31 or June 30 of any given year.

Economic Interest Form

Please click here to access the Economic Interest Form