Shown below are fees for copyright registration, recordation, and other services. Note that there is now a lower filing fee for online registration of basic claims through the electronic Copyright Office.

Note that some fees changed effective May 1, 2014.

Registration and Other Services


Registrations online

  Single Application (single author, same claimant, one work,
  not for hire)

  Standard Application (all other filings)



Registrations on paper

  Paper filing on Form TX, Form VA, Form PA, Form SE, and Form SR

Registration of renewal claim (Form RE) without addendum
   Addendum to Form RE (in addition to fee for claim)
Form SE⁄ Group (serials) (per issue, with minimum 2 issues) $25
Form G ⁄ DN (daily newspapers and qualified newsletters) $80
Form GR/PPh/CON (published photographs) (up to 750
published photographs can be identified on Form
GR ⁄ PPh/CON with a single filing fee)

Group automated database updates (paper application only) $85
Online registration of groups of published photographs (pilot program, see sl-39) $55
Form GR / CP (contributions to periodicals) $85
Form CA (to correct or amplify a completed registration) $130
Form DC (to correct a design registration) $100
Preregistration of certain unpublished works $140
Form D-VH (vessel hull designs) $400
Form GATT $85
Form MW (mask works) $120


Optional Services Related to Registration

Special handling for registration of qualified copyright claims

Fee to expedite processing of qualified claims

   Special handling fee (per claim)
   Additional fee for each (non-special-handling) claim using the same deposit


Full-term retention of published copyright deposit $540
Secure test processing (per staff member per hour) $250
Handling extra copy for certification $50

Requests for reconsideration:

For claims previously refused registration

First request (per claim)
Second request (per claim)


Recordation of Documents:

Recordation of document, including notice of intention to enforce (containing no more than 1 title)
Additional titles (per group of 10 or fewer titles)
Additional transfer (each)
Special handling of recordation of documents



Searches of Records:

Estimate of search fee (credited to search fee)
Search report (per hour, 2 hour minimum)
Expedited report (surcharge per hour for first two hours plus $200 per hour base fee)
  Each additional hour in addition to the charge for the first two hours (three-hour search is $200 + $200 + $300 + $300 + $500)
Certification of search report (per hour)




Retrievals and Copies of Records:

Retrieval of paper records (per hour, 1 hour minimum)
Retrieval of digital records (per hour, half hour minimum, quarter hour increments)
Additional certificate of registration
Certification of records, including search reports (per hour)
Surcharge for expedited retrievals, certification, and copying ($/hr)



Copying of Copyright Office Records by staff:

Photocopy (b&w, 8 1/2"x11") (per page, minimum $12)
Photocopy (b&w, 11"x17") (per page, minimum $12)
Photocopy (color, 8 1/2"x11") (per page, minimum $12)
Photocopy (color, 11"x17") (per page, minimum $12)
Audiocassette (first 30 minutes)
  Additional 15-minute increments
Videocassette (first 30 minutes)
  Additional 15-minute increments
flash drive
Unsupported formats and other copying of materials by outside providers, at cost of provider



Receipt for deposit without registration (section 407 deposit) $30
Online service provider designation (recordation of an interim designation of agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under section 512(c)(2)

  Alternative names, including websites (per group of 10 or fewer)

Notice to libraries and archives (each additional title $20) $50
Service charge for Federal Express mailing $45
Service charge for delivery of documents via fax (per page, 7 pages maximum) $1
Overdraft of deposit account $250
Dishonored replenishment check for deposit account $100
Uncollectible or nonnegotiable check $30


Licensing Service Fees

Statement of account amendment (cable television systems, satellite carriers and digital audio recording devices or media, 17 USC 111, 119, and 1003)

Recordation of a notice of intention to make and distribute phonorecords (17 USC 115) for first title. $75
  for additional titles (per group of 10) $20
Recordation of license agreement for the use of certain works in connection with noncommercial broadcasting under 17 USC 118 $140
Recordation of certain contracts by cable television systems located outside the 48 contiguous states $50
Notice of use of sound recordings under statutory license (17 USC 112 and 114) $40
Amendment of 17 USC 112 and 114 notice $40
Photocopy made by staff (b&w) (per page, minimum $12) $0.50
Search report, per hour $200
Certification of search report $200
Licensing Filing Fees
Cable statement of account SA1 form $15
Cable statement of account SA2 form $20
Cable statement of account SA3 form $725
Satellite statement of account $725

Note: Pursuant to the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA), which granted authority to the Copyright Office to establish fees for the filing of statements of account under the sections 111, 119, and 122 statutory licenses, effective January 1, 2014, the Office will assess a filing fee for all statements of account filed for current, past, and future accounting periods. For more information, see the Federal Register, November 29, 2013 (78 FR 71498).

For further information on current fees, call the Copyright Public Information Office at (202) 707-3000, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. See also Circular 4, Copyright Office Fees or, contact the Licensing Division at

Or, you may write for information to:

Library of Congress
Copyright Office
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20559-6000