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Government Compensation in California Reporting - Special Districts

Reporting and Publication Information

Government Code (GC) 53891 requires cities, counties and special districts to submit an annual Government Compensation in California (GCC) report to the State Controller's Office (SCO).  Pursuant to GC 53891, the GCC report for the previous calendar year is due no later than April 30th.

If the special district did not have any paid employees, a GCC report is still required listing the unpaid board members.

Upon publication, the compensation data can be viewed on the SCO’s GCC website (

Reporting and Filing Instructions

The following files provide assistance and instruction for properly completing and submitting the GCC report.

Reporting Templates

For prior year report templates that are not located below, please contact the Government Compensation Section at or (916) 445-5153.

The following templates are compatible with newer to current versions of Microsoft Excel (Office 2007 and later).  To obtain report templates compatible with older versions of Microsoft Excel (Office 97 - 03), please contact the Government Compensation Section.

Reporting Year Report Due Date Reporting Template
2018 (current) 4/30/2019 LGCompensation File (.xlsx)
2017 4/30/2018 LGCompensation File (.xlsx)
2016 4/30/2017 LGCompensation File (.xlsx)