FCC 0.401 Revised as of December 4, 2012
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§ 0.401 Location of Commission offices.
The Commission maintains several offices and receipt locations.
Applications and other filings not submitted in accordance with the
addresses or locations set forth below will be returned to the
applicant without processing. When an application or other filing does
not involve the payment of a fee, the appropriate filing address or
location is established elsewhere in the rules for the various types of
submissions made to the Commission. The public should identify the
correct filing location by reference to these rules. Applications or
submissions requiring fees must be submitted in accordance with
§ 0.401(b) of the rules irrespective of the addresses that may be set
out elsewhere in the rules for other submissions.
(a) General correspondence, as well as applications and filings not
requiring the fees set forth at part 1, subpart G of the rules (or not
claiming an exemption, waiver or deferral from the fee requirement),
should be delivered to one of the following locations.
(1) The main office of the Commission is located at 445 12th Street,
SW., Washington, DC 20554.
(i) Documents submitted by mail to this office should be addressed to:
Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC 20554.
(ii) Hand-carried documents should be delivered to the Secretary's
Office at 445 12th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20554.
(iii) Electronic filings, where permitted, must be transmitted as
specified by the Commission or relevant Bureau or Office.
(2) The Commission's laboratory is located near Columbia, Maryland. The
mailing address is:
Federal Communications Commission, Equipment Authorization Division,
7435 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, MD 21046
(3) The Commission also maintains offices at Gettysburg, PA.
(i) The address of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau's licensing
(A) Federal Communications Commission, 1270 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg,
PA 17325-7245; and
(B) Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau, Washington, DC 20554.
(ii) The mailing address of the International Telecommunications
Section of the Finance Branch is: Federal Communications Commission,
P.O. Box IT-70, Gettysburg, PA 17326.
(4) The locations of the field offices of the Compliance and
Information Bureau are listed in § 0.121.
(5) The location of the Office of General Counsel is 445 12th Street,
SW, Washington, DC 20554.
(b) Applications or filings requiring the fees set forth at part 1,
subpart G of the rules must be delivered to the Commission's lockbox
bank in St. Louis, Missouri with the correct fee and completed Fee Form
attached to the application or filing, unless otherwise directed by the
Commission. In the case of any conflict between this rule subpart and
other rules establishing filing locations for submissions subject to a
fee, this subpart shall govern.
Note: Applicants seeking a waiver or deferral of fees must submit their
application or filing in accordance with the addresses set forth below.
Applicants claiming a statutory exemption from the fees should file
their applications in accordance with paragraph (a) of this section.
(1) Applications and filings submitted by mail shall be addressed to
the U.S. Bank in St. Louis, Missouri. The bank maintains separate post
office boxes for the receipt of different types of applications. It
will also establish special post office boxes to receive responses to
special filings such as applications filed in response to “filing
windows” established by the Commission. The address for the submission
of filings will be established in the Public Notice announcing the
filing dates. In all other cases, applications and filings submitted by
mail should be sent to the addresses listed in the appropriate fee
Note: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau applications that require
frequency coordination by certified coordinators must be submitted to
the appropriate certified frequency coordinator before filing with the
Commission. After coordination, the applications are filed with the
Commission as set forth herein. (See § § 90.127 and 90.175 of this
(2) Applications and other filings may also be hand carried, in person
or by courier, to the U.S. Bank, Government Lockbox, 1005 Convention
Plaza, St. Louis, Missouri. All applications and filings delivered in
this manner must be in an envelope clearly marked for the “Federal
Communications Commission,” and identified with the appropriate Post
Office Box address as set out in the fee schedule (§ § 1.1102 through
1.1109 of this chapter). Applications should be enclosed in a separate
envelope for each Post Office Box. Hand-carried or couriered
applications and filings may be delivered at any time on any day.
Applications or filings received by the bank before midnight on any
Commission business day will be treated as having been filed on that
day. Materials received by the bank after midnight, Monday through
Friday, or on weekends or holidays, will be treated as having been
filed on the next Commission business day.
(3) Alternatively, applications and other filings may be sent
electronically via the Universal Licensing System (ULS) or the Cable
Operations and Licensing System (COALS) as appropriate for use of those
[ 52 FR 10227 , Mar 31, 1987]
Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting § 0.401,
see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding
Aids section of the printed volume and at www.fdsys.gov .
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