Cost of FCC Fines and Filing Fees Going Up

Posted on January 29th, 2021 by

On January 15, 2021, the FCC’s Order increasing its fines for rule violations were adjusted upward for inflation. Anyone fined after that date will have the privilege of paying the higher amounts.

Pursuant to an Order adopted at the end of last year, FCC broadcast application fees will increase in coming weeks. The increases are meant to account for the cost of staff engineering, legal and other reviews when filings are reviewed. Under the change, FM translator minor modification applications now have a $210 filing fee. All license renewal application fees increased as well. To see all of the changes, refer to pages 87-90 in the link above.