The following instructions explain methods by which a licensee can access in ULS its current official authorizations, which include the watermark “Official Copy” imprinted on each page, in Active status that are authorized under Parts 1, 13, 20, 22, 24, 27, 74, 80, 87, 90, 95, 97 and 101 of the Commission’s rules. Official authorizations in any status other than “Active,” including, for example, current official authorizations in “Expired,” “Cancelled,” or “Terminated” status, as well as official authorizations archived in ULS, cannot be accessed electronically. The Bureau will continue to process, on a manual basis, spectrum subleases and private commons arrangements. The Commission will also continue to provide unofficial reference copies of authorizations online through ULS with the watermark “Reference Copy” imprinted on each page.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING OFFICIAL AUTHORIZATIONS

ULS currently provides both a temporary and a permanent link on the License Manager homepage to download current official authorizations in Active status. The temporary link, “download your official electronic authorizations now,” can be found on a green bar across the top of the License Manager homepage. The permanent link, “Download Electronic Authorizations,” can be found in the navigation bar on the left side of the License Manager homepage.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING ELECTRONIC-ONLY OFFICIAL AUTHORIZATIONS

ULS also provides both a temporary and a permanent link on the License Manager homepage to access the default setting that allows licensees and registrants to notify the Commission whether they wish to receive official authorizations on paper through the U.S. Postal Service. The temporary link, “Change your paper authorization preferences here,” can be found on a green bar across the top of the License Manager homepage. The permanent link, “Set Paper Authorization Preferences,” can be found in the navigation bar on the left side of the License Manager homepage. The default setting looks like this:

“Receive Paper Authorizations? Yes x No”

If licensees wish to obtain official authorizations only electronically through ULS, they do not need to make any changes to the setting in License Manager. If the licensee does not change the setting, the Commission will no longer print and mail out official authorizations on paper through the U.S. Postal Service.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR RECEIVING OFFICIAL PAPER AUTHORIZATIONS

If a licensee or registrant wishes to receive official authorizations on paper, the licensee can change the setting described above by checking the “Yes” box. Licensees using multiple FCC Registration Numbers (FRNs) must choose the setting for each FRN.

OR

Phone: (877) 480-3201, Option 2; TTY (888) 225-5322, Option 2.
Web: https://esupport.fcc.gov/request.htm.
Mail: Send a letter to the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Technologies, Systems and Innovation Division, 1270 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325-7245.

If a licensee changes the setting described above to “Yes” or uses any of these other options, once an application is granted, the Commission will print and mail out on paper the resulting official authorization(s) associated with the licensee’s applicable FRN(s). If a licensee elects to receive paper authorizations, the licensee can also continue to access its official authorizations electronically through License Manager or by email where the applicant includes a valid email address in its application.

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Updated: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015