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Federal Communications Commission
45 L Street NE
Washington, DC 20554

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Contact Us by Phone

Business hours for all non-emergency calls: 8:00am - 5:00pm, ET

Toll-Free Voice:
1-888-CALL FCC (225-5322)

ASL Video Call:
1-844-4-FCC-ASL (432-2275)

ASL Video Call:
Web Portal

Toll-Free Fax:

Media Inquiries:

Elections & political candidate matters:

24/7 Operations Center (Emergencies):


Jessica Rosenworcel, Chairwoman

Brendan Carr, Commissioner

Geoffrey Starks, Commissioner

Nathan Simington, Commissioner

Anna M. Gomez, Commissioner


Find People

Get Help

Consumer Complaints:
Consumer Help Center

Media Inquiries:

Broadcast Information:
Broadcast Information Specialists Guide

Elections & Political candidate Matters:
Political Programming

FCC Information Collection:

Filing & Licensing Systems Support:
Systems Support Guide

Freedom of Information Act requests:

Information Quality:
Information Quality Guidelines

Report Waste, Fraud & Abuse:
FCC OIG Hotline

Other Options

Mailing Address

Hard Copy Filing Addresses:

Commercial overnight mail, EXCEPT United States Postal Service
Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
Office of the Secretary
9050 Junction Drive
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

All other mail, INCLUDING United States Postal Service Express Mail, Priority Mail, and First Class Mail
Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
Office of the Secretary
45 L Street NE
Washington, DC 20554

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.