Statements of Financial Disclosure

Due to the ongoing State of Emergency for the novel coronavirus, the physical offices of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission are closed to visitors.  Until further notice, please conduct your business with the Commission electronically or by phone, email, or fax.  Thank you for your continued cooperation.​

Calendar Year 2020 form is due within 30 days of starting a new "officer" position or within 30 days of leaving service as an “officer.”  The Annual 2020 form will be due after January 1, 2021, but on or before April 15, 2021.​​

Statements o​f Financial Disclosure (SFD) are filed by “officers” as defined by KRS 11A.010(7) in accordance with requirements of KRS 11A.050 and 9 KAR 1:010E.  

NEW FORMS 

There are four different Statement of Financial Disclosure forms.  The type of form completed is based on your filing category described below.  The four types of forms are  Annual Filer, ​New Hire, Leaver, and Candidate Filing.  Each type of form is located to the right under Related Forms.  Please review the Questions by Question Instructions specific to each filing categlory for assistance in completing the 

FILING CATEGORIES and DEADLINES 

Current Officers Filing Annually

         Officers file annually on or before April 15.  The form can be submitted any time between January 1 and April 15.  Officers will complete the questions with information that applies for the entire previous calendar year during which he or she served in an officer position. ​

​New Hires

       Newly hired, appointed, or detailed public servants serving in an officer position shall file an SFD within 30 days of their start date.   NOTE:  “Start date” means the first date of employment with a state agency in an officer position.   See 9 KAR 1:010E, Section 1.   New hires complete the questions with information that applies from the first day of employment with the state until the date of signing the form. 

Leaving State Government Service:

          Complete the current year Form within 30 days of your separation date.                Complete Questions #9-18 for the current year from January 1 through                  date of departure.  (Former officers who do not timely file the Form could              be​  required to pay a penalty).


Candidates For Constitutional Office For Positions Listed  In KRS 11A.010(9)(a)-(g)

      All Candidates must file a Statement with the Executive Branch Ethics Commission no later than February 15 in the year they file to run.  Constitutional Officers who are running again as a candidate for that office or for another constitutional office will file their annual SFD on or before February 15, rather than April 15.  They will complete the questions with information that applies for the entire previous calendar year that falls the year prior to running for office.  These officers only need to submit one form for the year in which they are a candidate. (Candidates who do not timely file could be required to pay a penalty).



Statements of Financial Disclosure shall be available for public review.

How to File


to File Your SFD
By E-file:  Click the link above

By email:  send the completed, signed, and dated electronic Word form to:    ethicsfiler@ky.gov​

By fax:  502-695-5091

By mail:  Executive Branch Ethics Commission,​Capital Complex East, 1025 Captial Center Drive, #104, Frankfort, KY 40601

If you need a hard copy of the form for completion, please contact the staff of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission 502-564-7954.


You must respond to each and every part of every question. If a question does not pertain to you, or if you do not have any information to provide in response to a question check the box "None". DO NOT LEAVE ANY ITEMS ON THE FORM BLANK, UNLESS TOLD TO SKIP A QUESTION.

IF YOU FAIL TO ANSWER EVERY QUESTION, YOUR FORM WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU AS INCOMPLETE.

Do NOT abbreviate words, even your agency name. You may attach extra sheets to the Statement if necessary.

You do not have to disclose specific dollar amounts or privileged information. If you do not respond to a question because you believe it to be privileged, you must affirmatively state that fact and indicate the privilege upon which you rely. 

Any officer or public servant who fails to file a required Statement shall be subject o salary withholding in accordance with the provisions of KRS11A.990(2).

If you have questions, contact:

Katie.Gabhart@ky.gov, Executive Director
Executive Branch Ethics Commission
Capital Complex East, 1025 Capital Center Drive, #104
Frankfort, Kentucky  40601

(502) 564-7954
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