How to Set Up Your Depository Bank Account for Cities with Populations of more than 65,000

Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Fall River, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Newton, Quincy, Somerville, Springfield and Worcester
  • Download and complete one of these forms:
  • Your bank may require the following information to open a campaign account:
    • A copy of your completed statement of organization form (CPF 101).
    • An Employer Identification Number (EIN). The IRS allows you to apply for an EIN online. (click here for OCPF's instructions on how to obtain an EIN)
  • E-mail, fax, mail or hand-deliver the completed D103 or D104 form to OCPF.
  • Candidates and committees should also consult the Massachusetts Department of Revenue for information on any state tax requirements that may be applicable.

How to Set Up Your Bank Account for Cities with Populations of less than 65,000. check the list of cities

  • Your bank may ask you for a copy of your completed Statement of Organization (CPF 101).
  • Candidates should contact their banks in advance for further information about the bank's requirements to open a campaign account. Unlike the Depository system, the campaign finance law does not have any special requirements about the type of account you open and your bank will not have any campaign finance reporting requirements.
  • Many banks require committees to obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to open a campaign account. The IRS allows you to apply for an EIN online. (click here for OCPF's instructions on how to obtain an EIN)
  • Candidates and committees should also consult the Massachusetts Department of Revenue for information on any state tax requirements that may be applicable.

Additional Help & Information

What is the Depository Reporting System?

The depository reporting system was established by Section 19 of M.G.L. Chapter 55, the Massachusetts campaign finance law.

Candidates and committees in this reporting system arrange for their financial institutions to file twice-monthly reports with OCPF listing their total monthly deposits and providing detailed information about the committee's expenditures. In addition, these candidates and committees file twice-monthly reports of contribution information, and, if applicable, detailed monthly reports for any reimbursement, subvendor or credit card payments made by the committee.

These candidates and committees are also responsible for filing year-end summary reports.

Who files in the Depository Reporting System?

Statewide (Constitutional) Offices
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Secretary, State Treasurer or State Auditor.
County and District Offices
County Clerks of Court, Commissioners and Treasurers; Registers of Deeds and Probate; District Attorneys; Sheriffs and Suffolk County Clerks of the Superior and Supreme Judicial Courts.
Governor's Council
One of the eight district seats of the Executive Council.
Mayors & City Councilors in Cities with
65,000+ Populations
This includes the communities of Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Fall River, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Newton, Quincy, Somerville, Springfield and Worcester.
State Party Committees
The state committees of political parties organized under M.G.L. chapter 52, section 1.
State Political Action Committees (PACs)
PACs and People's Committees. (Click on the tab above for more information about People's Committees.)

OCPF Memorandum M-89-02: Information on obtaining a Federal ID number and filing tax returns for political committees.

Participating Depository Banks in OCPF Depository Reporting System

  • Align Credit Union
  • Bank of America
  • Berkshire Bank
  • Boston Firefighters Credit Union
  • Bristol County Savings Bank
  • Central One Federal Credit Union
  • Century Bank
  • Citizens Bank
  • Community Credit Union
  • East Boston Savings Bank
  • East Cambridge Savings Bank
  • Easthampton Savings Bank
  • Enterprise Bank & Trust
  • Florence Bank
  • Greenfield Savings Bank
  • Greylock Federal Credit Union
  • Leader Bank
  • Liberty Bay Credit Union
  • Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank
  • Mechanics Cooperative Bank
  • Mutual One Bank
  • Needham Bank
  • New Bedford Credit Union
  • Radius Bank
  • Rockland Trust
  • Saint Michael's Federal Credit Union
  • Santander
  • Southcoast Health System Federal Credit Union
  • St. Jean's Credit Union
  • Taunton Federal Credit Union
  • TD Bank
  • The Savings Bank
  • The Village Bank
  • United Bank
  • Westfield Bank
  • Winter Hill Bank
  • Workers Credit Union
AgawamAmesburyAttleboroBeverlyBraintreeChicopee
EasthamptonEverettFitchburgFraminghamGardnerGloucester
GreenfieldHaverhillHolyokeLeominsterMaldenMarlboro
MedfordMelroseMethuenNewburyportNorth AdamsNorthampton
PeabodyPittsfieldRevereSalemTauntonWaltham
West SpringfieldWestfieldWeymouthWoburn