Campaign finance reports

We accept campaign finance reports and make them available online for the public.

Campaign finance portal

All reports are submitted and stored on our campaign finance portal. 

Submit or view campaign finance reports

Visit the campaign finance portal

Are you a candidate? To begin reporting, create an account

Find reports submitted before August 2023

Older reports are stored in one of two locations:

Looking for reports from other offices or ballot questions? View reports from:

Legal disclaimer

Election law is the final authority in all matters.

This page has general information about campaign finance reports. It is not legal advice or a comprehensive list of campaign finance laws. We recommend candidates seek legal counsel to ensure compliance.

For questions using this site, including help viewing or submitting finance reports, contact us at 612-331-8683 or mpls.campaigns@minneapolismn.gov.

Required reports

Potential candidates who have raised or spent a certain amount have to submit reports.

Submit reports if you raise or spend more than $750

Minnesota Statutes Chapter 211A governs campaign finance reporting requirements for local candidates.

If you are a potential candidate and you raise or spend more than $750 in a calendar year, submit your Initial Report. You will continue reporting until you qualify to submit your Final Report for that campaign. You do not need to report until you raise or spend more than $750.

Report type Due Period covered
Initial Report Within 14 days of raising or spending more than $750 in a calendar year. Everything to that point.
January 31

Annually on January 31 starting the year after your Initial Report. Required even if your campaign is over or had no activity since the last report.

End of the last report through 5 days before the report is due.
Final Report

Once your debts are settled and assets are less than $100.

End of the last report through 5 days before the report is due.

Additional reports due if you file for office

Report type Due Period covered
Pre-Primary 10 days before the primary election (if no primary, due based on when it would have been held). End of the last report through 5 days before the report is due.
Pre-General  10 days before the general election. End of the last report through 5 days before the report is due.
Certification of Filing 7 days after the general election. *Certifies you submitted all reports.
Post-General  30 days after the general election. End of the last report through 5 days before the report is due.
January 31

January 31. You must complete this annually even after your campaign is over until you qualify to submit a Final Report.

End of the last report through 5 days before the report is due.

Report contents

Each report asks for the same information but is submitted at different times of the campaign cycle.

Report contents

By law, you must report your contributions (in-kind and cash), expenses, and cash-on-hand. You must itemize donations over $100 and include the name, address, and employer of the person who donated.

Go to Submit a campaign finance report for more details on report contents.

Donor requests to redact address due to safety concerns

A donor who has contributed more than $100 can send us a signed written statement that withholding their address from the financial report is required for their safety or the safety of their family.

Contribution and spending limits

This information is taken from the state Campaign Financial Report template. You are responsible for complying with election law, including any restrictions or limitations not listed below.

Contributions

A "contribution" is anything of monetary value that is given or loaned to a candidate for a political purpose. “Contribution” does not include a service provided without compensation by an individual.

Contribution limits

  • You cannot take aggregate contributions made or delivered by an individual or committee above $600 in an election year or above $250 in a non-election year. In Minneapolis, this applies to all ward or district based offices.
  • If you are seeking election from a district with a population above 100,000, you cannot take aggregate contributions above $1,000 in an election year or above $250 in a non-election year. In Minneapolis, this applies to the Mayor and all “at-large” offices.

Prohibited transfers to other campaigns

You cannot take contributions from the principal campaign committees of any candidate for legislative, judicial, or state constitutional office. In addition, you cannot make contributions to the principal campaign committee of any candidate for legislative, judicial, or state constitutional office unless it’s made from your personal funds.