Fees

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.

Fees in effect as of May 1, 2014.


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Basic Registrations
Registrations online

Single Application (single author, same claimant, one work, not for hire)
Standard Application (all other filings)


$35

$55
Registrations on paper

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


$85
Renewal Registrations
For works published or registered before January 1, 1978

Form RE


$100
Addendum to Form RE (in addition to fee for claim) $100
Group Registrations
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) $65
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
Supplementary Registrations
Form CA (to correct or amplify a completed registration) $130
Form DC (to correct a design registration) $100
Preregistration
Preregistration of certain unpublished works $140
Other Registrations
Form D-VH (vessel hull designs) $400
Form GATT $85
Form MW (mask works) $120
Special Handling for Registration of Qualified Copyright Claims
Requests for Reconsideration (Appeals)
For claims previously refused registration

First request


$250
Second request $500
Recordation of Documents
Recordation of document, including notice of intention to enforce (containing no more than 1 title) $105
Additional titles (per group of 10 or fewer titles) $35
Additional transfers (each) $105
Special handling of recordation of documents $550
Searches of Records
Estimate of search fee (credited to search fee) $200
Search report (per hour, 2 hour minimum) $200
Expedited report (surcharge per hour for first two hours plus $200 per hour base fee) $300
Each additional hour in addition to the charge for the first two hours (three-hour search is $200 + $200 + $300 + $300 + $500) $500
Certification of search report (per hour) $200
Retrievals and Copies of Records
Retrieval of paper records (per hour, 1 hour minimum) $200
Retrieval of digital records (per hour, half hour minimum, quarter hour increments) $200
Additional certificate of registration $40
Certification of records, including search reports (per hour) $200
Surcharge for expedited retrievals, certification, and copying ($/hr) $305
Photocopy (black & white, 8 1/2 x 11) (per page, minimum: $12) $.50
Photocopy (black & white, 11 x 17) (per page, minimum: $12) $1
Photocopy (color, 8 1/2 x 11) (per page, minimum: $12) $2
Photocopy (color, 11 x 17) (per page, minimum: $12) $4
Audiocassette (first 30 minutes)
   Additional 15-minute increments
$75
$20
Videocassette (first 30 minutes)
   Additional 15-minute increments
$75
$20
CD or DVD $30
Flash drive $30
Unsupported formats and other copying of materials by outside providers, at cost of provider Variable
Miscellaneous Fees
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) $105
Alternative names, including websites (per group of 10 or fewer) $35
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
Payment Processing Service Charges
Overdraft of deposit account $250
Dishonored replenishment check for deposit account $100
Uncollectible or nonnegotiable check $30