Fees

Shown below are fees for copyright registration, recordation, and other services. For more information about how the Copyright Office sets these fees, see the Fee Study Page.


Registration

Registrations of a claim in a original work of authorship:
Electronic filing:
Single author, same claimant, one work, not for hire.
$45
All other filings
$65
Paper Filing (Forms PA, SR, TX, VA, SE)
$125
Registration of a claim in a group of contributions to periodicals $85
Registration of updates or revisions to a database that predominantly consists of non-photographic works $500
Registration of a claim in a group of published photographs or a claim in a group of unpublished photographs $55
Registration for a database that predominantly consists of photographs and updates thereto:
Electronic filing
$250
Paper filing
$250
Registration of a renewal claim (Form RE):
Claim without addendum
$125
Addendum (in addition to the fee for the claim)
$100
Registration of a claim in a group of serials (per issue, minimum two issues)
Electronic filing
$35
Registration of a claim in a group of newspapers or a group of newsletters $95
Registration of a claim in a group of unpublished works $85
Registration of a claim in a restored copyright (Form GATT) $100
Preregistration of certain unpublished works $200
Registration of a correction or amplification to a claim
Supplementary registration
Electronic filing
$100
Paper Filing for correction or amplification of renewal registrations, GATT registrations, and group registrations for non-photographic databases (Form CA)
$150
Correction of a design registration: Form DC
$100
Registration of a claim in a mask work (Form MW) $150
Registration of a claim in a vessel design (Form D/VH) $500

Retrievals and Copies

Provision of an additional certificate of registration $55
Certification of other Copyright Office records, including search reports (per hour) $200
Search report prepared from official records other than Licensing Division records (per hour, 2 hour minimum) $200
Estimate of retrieval or search fee (credited to retrieval or search fee) $200
Retrieval of in-process or completed Copyright Office records or other Copyright Office materials:
Retrieval of paper records (per hour, 1 hour minimum)
$200
Retrieval of digital records (per hour, half hour minimum, quarter hour increments)
$200

Miscellaneous Fees

Designation of agent under 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(2) to receive notification of claimed infringement, or amendment or resubmission of designation $6
Schedule of pre-1972 sound recordings, or supplemental schedule of pre-1972 sound recordings (single sound recording)
$75
Additional sound recordings (per group of 1 to 100 sound recordings)
$10
[Reserved]
Removal of pre-1972 sound recording from Office's database of indexed schedules (single sound recording) $75
Notice of noncommercial use of pre-1972 sound recording $50
Opt-out notice of noncommercial use of pre-1972 sound recording $50
Issuance of a receipt for a section 407 deposit $30
Removal of PII from Registration Records:
Initial request, per registration record
$100
Reconsideration of denied requests, flat fee
$60

Recordation of Documents

Recordation of a document, including a notice of termination and a notice of intention to enforce a restored copyright
Base fee (includes 1 work identified by 1 title and/or registration number):
Paper
$125
Electronic
$95
Additional transfer (per transfer) (for documents recorded under 17 U.S.C. 205)
$95
(iii) Additional works and alternate identifiers:
Paper (per group of 10 or fewer additional works and alternate identifiers)
$60
Electronic:
1 to 50 additional works and alternate identifiers
$60
51 to 500 additional works and alternate identifiers
$225
501 to 1,000 additional works and alternate identifiers
$390
1,001 to 10,000 additional works and alternate identifiers
$555
10,001 or more additional works and alternate identifiers
$5,500
(iv) Correction of online Public Catalog data due to erroneous electronic title submission (per title)
$7

Licensing Division services

Recordation of a notice of intention to make and distribute phonorecords (17 U.S.C. 115) $75
Additional titles (per group of 1 to 10 titles) (paper filing)
$20
Additional titles (per group of 1 to 100 titles) (online filing)
$10
Statement of account amendment (cable television systems and satellite carriers, 17 U.S.C. 111 and 119; digital audio recording devices or media, 17 U.S.C. 1003) $50
Recordation of certain contracts by cable TV systems located outside the 48 contiguous states $50
Initial or amended notice of digital transmission of sound recording (17 U.S.C. 112, 114) $50
Processing of a statement of account based on secondary transmissions of primary transmissions pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 111:
Form SA1
$15
Form SA2
$20
Form SA3
$725
Processing of a statement of account based on secondary transmissions of primary transmissions pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 119 or 122 $725
Search report prepared from Licensing Division records (per hour, 2 hour minimum) $200

Special services

Service charge for deposit account overdraft $285
Service charge for dishonored deposit account replenishment check $500
Service charge for an uncollectible or non-negotiable payment $115
Appeals:
First appeal (per claim)
$350
Second appeal (per claim)
$700
Secure test examining fee (per staff member per hour) $250
Copying of Copyright Office records by staff $12
Special handling fee for a claim $800
Handling fee for each non-special handling claim using the same deposit
$50
Special handling fee for recordation of a document $550
Handling fee for extra deposit copy for certification $50
Full-term retention of a published deposit
Physical deposit
$540
Electronic deposit
$220
Voluntary cancellation of registration $150
Matching unidentified deposit to deposit ticket claim $40
Special handling fee for records retrieval, search, and certification services (per hour, 1 hour minimum) $500
Litigation statement (Form LS) $100
Notice to libraries and archives $50
Each additional title
$20
Service charge for Federal Express mailing $45
Service charge for delivery of documents via facsimile (per page, 7 page maximum) $1