Copyright Office Updated Fee Schedule Takes Effect Today
Issue No. 808 - March 20, 2020
The new Copyright Office fee schedule takes effect today. The Office initiated the most recent cost study in June 2017 and proposed an initial fee schedule in a May 2018 notice of proposed rulemaking. The Office received a number of public comments, considered them carefully, and used these comments to refine the new fee schedule.
In October 2019, the Office presented a final proposed schedule and analysis of fees for Copyright Office services to Congress in accordance with 17 USC 708(b).
The Office has updated its fee website and the following resources with the new fee information:
- General Copyright Office Fee Information: Circular 4: Copyright Office Fees
- Recordation Fee Changes: Circular 12A, Notice of Termination Cover Sheet Form TCS, Document Cover Sheet Form DCS
- Licensing Fee Changes: Circular 76, Notice of Use of Sound Recordings under Statutory License
- Renewal Fee Changes: Form RE For Renewal Registration
If you have any questions about Copyright Office fees, contact the Public Information Office online or at (202) 707-3000 or 1-877-476-0778 (toll free).