United States Postal Service First-Class Mail, Express Mail & Priority Mail
To Contact the Commissioners via E-mail
To Provide Non Docketed Comments or Seek Info via E-mail or On-line
Complaints: File a Complaint
Freedom of Information Act requests: FOIA@fcc.gov
Comments on FCC Internet services: email@example.com
Elections & political candidate matters: firstname.lastname@example.org
Broadcast Information: Broadcast Information Specialists
To Obtain Information via Telephone
Hand or Messenger-Delivered Docs (Docketed/Rulemaking Filings Only)
NOTE: Litigants filing petitions for review seeking to invoke the judicial lottery procedure must deliver documents according to the special guidance provided by the Office of General Counsel.
Freedom of Information Act Requests
The Freedom of Information Act, commonly known as the FOIA, was enacted by Congress in 1966 to give the American public greater access to the Federal Government's records. You do not have to file a FOIA request to obtain information which is routinely available for public inspection, including records from docketed cases, broadcast applications and related files, petitions for rulemakings, various legal and technical publications, legislative history compilations, etc. Much of this information is already available on the FCC website, but if you would still like to file a FOIA request, follow the instructions on our FOIA web page.
FCC Reference Information Center
The Reference Information Center (RIC) is the official Commission custodian for designated records. The Center provides a convenient, central location for members of the general public wishing to research and obtain record information on applications, formal and informal proceedings, and FCC programs and activities. RIC handles the intake, processing, organization, maintenance, retrieval, and retirement of this record information. RIC’s customers are varied; they include industry associations, attorneys, academic researchers, and individual consumers. RIC also is responsible for managing and maintaining the Electronic Comment Filing System. This system, which allows comments to be filed with the Commission from remote locations, facilitates public participation in Commission proceedings.
The Reference Information Center is located in Room CY-A257 at the Commission’s Headquarters. It is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Friday. Engineering files will not be made available and no missing information requests will be accepted on Fridays.
FCC's Duplicating Contractor
Copies of Commission documents in paper format and alternative media, including large print/type; digital disk; and audio tape.
Best Copy and Printing, Inc.
445 12th St. S.W.
Washington DC 20554