FCC Annual Regulatory Fees Due by September 24th – 25% PENALTY for Late Payment


Annual Regulatory Fees Payable to the Federal Communications Commission Due No Later than September 24, 2021

Most Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) licensees and other regulated entities must pay regulatory fees annually to offset costs associated with the FCC’s enforcement, public service, international, policy, and rulemaking activities. Fee amounts change each year and vary by type of activity.

If your Company has a 499 Filer ID, your Company will owe annual FCC Regulatory Fees.  You should act now to determine how much is owed, confirm the accuracy of assessed fees, and make timely payment arrangements.

On September 7, 2021, the Commission released Assessment of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FY 2021 Regulatory Fees Report and Order), available for viewing at FCC Regulatory Fees Database. This Public Notice announces the opening of the Commission’s automated filing and payment system (Fee Filer system) for FY 2021 regulatory fees. 

Regulatory fee payments MUST BE RECEIVED by the Commission via the Fee Filer system no later than 11:59 PM, Eastern Daylight Time, on September 24, 2020.


  • The Commission will not mail or e-mail invoices to your Company for the regulatory fees it owes.  It is YOUR responsibility to determine the fees owed (regardless of the amount posted on the Fee Filer system).
  • Failure to pay FCC Annual Regulatory fees by the posted deadline will result in a 25% late penalty!!
  • Once a late penalty is imposed, it will be difficult (if not futile) to waive.

Need Help? 

If you are a current client of Marashlian & Donahue, PLLC, The CommLaw Group, and require guidance or assistance with your company’s annual FCC regulatory fee calculation and payment, contact your assigned attorney.

If you are a current AccuReg™ subscriber, The Commpliance Group‘s outsourced FCC Compliance solution, contact Marsha Pokorny at map@commpliancegroup.com if you require any assistance.  

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