Skip Navigation

Federal Communications Commission

English Display Options

Commission Document

Due Date of FY 2012 Regulatory Fees Public Notice

Download Options

Released: August 13, 2012


Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St., S.W.

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

Washington, D.C. 20554


TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 12-1295

August 13, 2012

FY 2012 Regulatory Fees Due No Later Than September 13, 2012, Eastern Time (ET)

The Federal Communications Commission announced today that licensees and regulatees who are
required to pay annual regulatory fees (“Filers”) must make their FY 2012 payments no later than
September 13, 2012. Filers must ensure that their regulatory fee payments are RECEIVED at the
Commission’s St. Louis, Missouri address by 11:59 PM on September 13, 2012, Eastern Daylight
Time, to avoid incurring a 25 percent late-payment penalty, along with interest and other fees. All
payments must include a FCC Registration Number (FRN) in order to be processed.
As set forth in 47 U.S.C. 159(a), the Commission is required by Congress to collect regulatory fees to
recover the regulatory costs associated with its enforcement, policy and rulemaking, user information,
and international activities. Licensees and regulatees are assessed fees calculated as set forth in (See
Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2012, Report and Order, 77 FR 46307 at
¶ 4 (August 3, 2012)). The Commission also publishes industry-specific guidance in Who Owes Fees
& What is My Fee FY
2012, which can be found on the Commission website at
Filers should visit the Commission’s Internet web site at to
gather specific information about their FY 2012 regulatory fees, and to begin the filing and payment
For additional information on regulatory fees, Filers may contact the FCC Financial Operations Help
Desk at (877) 480-3201, Option 4.
- FCC-

Note: We are currently transitioning our documents into web compatible formats for easier reading. We have done our best to supply this content to you in a presentable form, but there may be some formatting issues while we improve the technology. The original version of the document is available as a PDF, Word Document, or as plain text.


You are leaving the FCC website

You are about to leave the FCC website and visit a third-party, non-governmental website that the FCC does not maintain or control. The FCC does not endorse any product or service, and is not responsible for, nor can it guarantee the validity or timeliness of the content on the page you are about to visit. Additionally, the privacy policies of this third-party page may differ from those of the FCC.