Licensing Fees

The Licensing Division in the Copyright Office administers the compulsory and statutory licenses in the Copyright Act (title 17 of the United States Code). Copyright Office Licensing Division service fees are subject to change. For current fees, check the Copyright Office website at, email the Licensing Division at [email protected], or call (202) 707–8150.

Licensing Division Service Fees

Fee Description
$15 Cable statement of account SA1 form
$20 Cable statement of account SA2 form
$725 Cable statement of account SA3 form
$725 Satellite statement of account
$50 Statement of account amendment (cable television systems, satellite carriers and digital audio recording devices or media, 17 USC 111, 119, and 1003)
$75 Recordation of a notice of intention to make and distribute phonorecords (17 USC 115) for first title. Paper filing: $20 for additional titles (per group of 10). Online filing: $10 for additional titles (per group of 100).
$50 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)
$50 Amendment of 17 USC 112 and 114 notice
$0.50 Photocopy made by staff (b&w) (per page, minimum $12)
$200 Search report, per hour
$200 Certification of search report