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Red Light Frequently Asked Questions

  • What types of debts are recorded in the Commission’s Red Light Display (RLD) system? expand and contract
  • For individuals or entities with more than one FRN, what is the best way to determine which FRN has delinquent debt? expand and contract
  • I do not recognize the debt attributed to me in the Red Light Display system or Fee Filer. How can I get more information about this transaction? expand and contract
  • The Red Light Display system (or Fee Filer) indicates that I owe the Commission for something that I have already paid. Why wasn’t that payment posted to my account? expand and contract
  • The Red Light Display system (or Fee Filer) indicates that I owe the Commission for regulatory fees (or application fees), but I believe I am exempt (e.g., certain government entities, nonprofit entities, noncommercial educational). I provided information on my exempt status to the FCC last year. Why do the agency’s records show me as still owing fees? expand and contract
  • I believe that I am exempt for paying annual regulatory fees, so when and how do I notify the Commission of my exempt status? expand and contract
  • How many notices am I entitled to receive? expand and contract
  • I am outside counsel for an entity doing business with the FCC and I need to determine if my client has outstanding delinquent debts. How do I go about doing this if I do not have the client’s FRN or password? expand and contract
  • I have forgotten my CORES password. How can I find out what it is? expand and contract
  • How long will it take to process my refund? expand and contract
  • How do I request a refund? expand and contract
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