FCC application filing fees for commercial FM facilities

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The following are the fees that are paid to the Federal Communications Commission for applications in various commercial FM broadcast services.  These are the Fiscal Year 2016 fees that are still an effect as of August 27, 2017. 

On July 10, 2018, the FCC issued an Order with  the new FCC filing fees. We believe these new fees will go into effect on October 1, 2018.

LPFM and NCE FM stations (primary stations, translators and boosters)

NO FCC FEES.  Federal law prohibits the FCC from charging filing fees to non-commercial educational (NCE) broadcasting services.

Commercial Full Service FM stations

    Current  New
Original Construction Permit Form 301 $3,830/application $3,975
Major Change Construction Permi (when major changes can be filed) Form 301 $3,830/application $3,975
Minor change Form 301 $1,070/application $1,110
Main Studio Request Correspondence $1,070/request $1,110
License To Cover Form 302-FM $220/application $225
Directional Antenna (paid if the License to Cover application includes a directional antenna that requires a proof of performance) Form 302-FM $670/application $695
License Renewal Form 303-S $190/application $200
Assignment/Transfer of Control - long form Form 314 $1,070/station $1,110
Assignment/Transfer of Control - short form Form 316 $155/station $160
Call Sign Form 380 (Call sign system) $105/application $110
Special Temporary Authority (Fees do not apply for stations filing silent authority to to extend silent authority) STA $190/application $200
Petition for Rulemaking for New Community of License or Higher Class Channel. Fee is in addition to minor change or license to cover fees. Forms 301 or 302-FM $2,955/petition $3,065
Ownership Report Form 323 $70/application $70

FM Translators Operating Commercially

    Current New
Original Construction Permit Form 349 $805/application $835
Major Change Construction Permit Form 349 $805/application $835
License to Cover Form 350 $165/application $170
License Renewal Form 303-S $70/application $70
Special Temporary Authority (Fees do not apply for stations filing silent authority to to extend silent authority) STA $190/application $200
License Assignment/Transfer of Control (long and short forms) Form 345, 314 or 316 $155/station $160

FM Booster Stations Operating Commercially

    Current New
Original Construction Permit Form 349 $805/application $835
License to Cover Form 350 $165/application $170
Special Temporary Authority (Fees do not apply for stations filing silent authority to to extend silent authority) STA $190/application $200

For more information on application filing fees see:
https://www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/fees/application-processing-fees

For information on annual regulatory fees that apply to all commercial broadcast facilities, see:
https://www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/fees/regulatory-fees

Again, non-commercial broadcast facilities including Low Power FM (LPFM) are not required to pay any application or regulatory fees to the FCC.