In order to create an account with the JCOPE Lobbying Application, users must initially enter a Driver’s License number or – in limited cases – the last four digits of the user’s social security number. These numbers are used to uniquely identify the user when establishing the initial account. Values stored within the Lobbying Application’s database are encrypted with 256-bit technology and adhere to industry-standard network and physical security protocols. Internal access to the database is expressly limited to select JCOPE administrators and State Office of Information Technology personnel.
User and Organization Profiles
All individuals who intend to utilize the new JCOPE Lobbying Application ("LA") are required to have a personal NY.gov ID account and create a new User Profile. The User Profile is the mechanism that allows an individual access to an Organization’s Profile so that they can manage their account as well as prepare and submit Filings on their behalf, eliminating the need for multiple usernames and passwords as is required in the pre-2019 online filing system.
What follows is all of the information you will need to create your accounts and profiles, including written step-by-step instructions, help on demand videos, FAQ on accessing the LA, and eblasts JCOPE has issued to help guide you through the process.
To access the enrollment link, go to https://webapps.jcope.ny.gov/enrollment/.
Step-by-step Enrollment Instructions
Help on Demand Enrollment Video Series
Step 1: Using the LA Enrollment Link
This video series includes instructions for users who either need to create a new NY.gov ID account or who already have one. Refer to the written instructions relevant to your situation in the section above.
Step 2: Creating your User Profile in LA
Understanding Roles in the Organization Profile
Step 3: How to create or claim an Organization Profile
This video is temporarily unavailable while we create an updated version. In the meantime, please consult the updated written instructions found at https://jcope.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/08/step-3_how-to-claim-or-create-organization-profiles-in-la-final-4.23.20.pdf
Troubleshooting: How to reclaim an Organization Profile
FAQs: NY.gov ID and User Profile
E-blasts related to Profile Launch
The first in a series of eblasts for Lobbyists and Clients of Lobbyists about the coming 2019-20 Biennial Registration Period and submitting filings in the new JCOPE Lobbying Application.