Copyright Office Announces New Fee Schedule
Issue No. 798 - February 19, 2020

The Copyright Office is announcing a new fee schedule for services in the following areas: registration, recordation, record retrieval, search and certification, the Licensing Division, and other services. These fees, which track those detailed in a report to Congress in fall 2019, will take effect on March 20, 2020. The final rule establishing the new fee schedule was published in the Federal Register today and is available here.

This new fee schedule is the product of a process encompassing a comprehensive cost study, evaluation of the Office’s budget requirements, and consideration of over 160 public comments. It also reflects modifications to the Office’s earlier proposals based on public comment, including a reduction in certain proposed increases. While a number of fees, including the fee for standard registrations, have increased to permit the Office to more fully recoup its expenses, some fees have decreased, and others, such as the group application for photographs, remain the same.