The Reference Information Center is the official Commission custodian for designated records.

The center provides a convenien llocation 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 center is located in Room CY-A257 at the Commission’s headquarters,  445 12th Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20554.. 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.