FCC Application Fees To Increase

The FCC is raising the cost to file broadcast applications with the Commission. The FCC has announced a new schedule of application fees that will take effect later this summer or in early fall.  The cost to file most applications will increase 3.7%.  Here are some examples of the fees for common applications:

Filing Type

Old Fee

New Fee

Minor Change Applications

$1,070.00

$1,110.00

License Renewal Applications

$190.00

$200.00

Special Temporary Authority Applications

$190.00

$200.00

Transfer of Control Applications (Long Form)

$1,070.00

$1,110.00

Transfer of Control Applications (Short Form)

$155.00

$160.00

Assignment of License Application (Long Form)

$1,070.00

$1,110.00

Assignment of License Application (Short Form)

$155.00

$160.00

The new application fees will become effective 30 days after the Order is published in the Federal Register.

If you have any questions regarding the new application fee schedule, please contact any attorney in our office.

Categories: Broadcast and Media

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