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Addresses

General Purpose Address

General communications, where services are not requested or a specific address is not required, are mailed to

Library of Congress
Copyright Office
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000

Most Registration Applications

Standard/Single applications: VA, TX, PA, SR, single serial issues; group registration applications: GRUPH, GRPPH, GRCP, group serials, newspapers, newsletters, unpublished works, photographic databases; supplementary registrations for these applications.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to file electronic applications through the eCO system; paper applications are permitted for Standard VA, TX, PA, SR, and SE claims, but check the Office's rules for specific application type and applicable deposit requirements.

eCO online registration system eco.copyright.gov


Registration of Literary Works

Registrations for nondramatic literary works should be addressed to

Library of Congress
Copyright Office-TX
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000

Registration of Serials

Registrations for serials should be addressed to

Library of Congress
Copyright Office-SE
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000

Registration of Visual Arts Works

Registrations for visual arts works should be addressed to

Library of Congress
Copyright Office-VA
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000

Registration of Performing Arts

Registrations for works of the performing arts should be addressed to

Library of Congress
Copyright Office-PA
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000

Registration of Sound Recordings

Registrations for sound recordings should be addressed to

Library of Congress
Copyright Office-SR
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000

Registration of Motion Pictures and Audiovisual Works

Registrations for motion pictures and audiovisual works should be addressed to

Library of Congress
Copyright Office-MP
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000

Request to Reopen Claims Closed as a No Reply

Registrations for renewal of copyright should be addressed to

Fill out the web form at copyright.gov/forms/reopen.html


Registration of Renewal Claims

Registrations for renewal of copyright should be addressed to

Library of Congress
Copyright Office-RE
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000

Preregistration

Electronic Only

Preregistration page copyright.gov/prereg or eCO online registration system eco.copyright.gov


Declaration of Ownership in Musical Works (DOMWs)

Copyright Office-DOMW
P.O. Box 71537
Washington, DC 20024-1537

Schedules of Pre-72 Sound Recordings

Electronic Only

Email cover sheet and schedule to [email protected]


Notices of Noncommercial Use/Opt-Out Notices Relating to Pre-72 Sound Recordings

Electronic Only

Email cover sheet and notice to [email protected]

Document Recordation

Document recordation should be addressed to:

Library of Congress
Copyright Office-DOC
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000

Registration of Mask Works

Registrations for mask works should be addressed to

Library of Congress
Copyright Office-MW
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000

Searches and Copies of Records of Deposits

Requests for searches of registrations and recordations in the completed catalogs, indexes, or other records of the U.S. Copyright Office as well as requests for copies of records or deposits for use in litigation or other authorized purposes should be addressed to U.S. Copyright Office, Records Research and Certification Division, and submitted either electronically, as instructed in the Office's website copyright.gov/rrc, or by mail addressed to

Records Research and Certification Division
Copyright Office
P.O. Box 70400
Washington, DC 20559-0400

Note: The preferred method for submitting request for searches and copies of records or deposits are via email to the appropriate address below:

Searches [email protected]
Copies of records or deposits [email protected]


Time Sensitive Request

Requests for expedited service from the Records Research and Certification Division to meet the needs of pending or prospective litigation, customs matters, or contract or publishing deadlines should be submitted electronically by visiting the website copyright.gov/rrc, emailing [email protected], or addressed to

Records Research and Certification Division
Copyright Office
P.O. Box 70400
Washington, DC 20024-0400

NOTE: Notices related to the filing of copyright infringement suits and submitted pursuant to 17 USC 411(a) or 17 USC 508, and requests pursuant to 17 USC 411(b)(2) from district courts to the Register of Copyrights must be submitted electronically to the appropriate address below:

Submissions pursuant to section 508 [email protected]
Submissions pursuant to section 411(a) or 411(b)(2) [email protected]


Online Service Providers

Section 512 DMCA Designated Agent Directory

No physical submissions permitted

Submit online at dmca.copyright.gov/osp/login.html


Requests to waive physical address requirement and substitute with P.O. Box in section 512 DMCA Designated Agent Directory

U.S. Copyright Office
Office of the General Counsel
P.O. Box 704000
Washington, DC 20024-0400

Email request to [email protected]


Reconsiderations or Refusal to Register

First and second requests for reconsideration of refusal to register a copyright, mask work, or vessel hull claim should be addressed to

Copyright Office
Materials Control and Analysis Division
P.O. Box 71380
Washington, DC 20024-1380

Email request to [email protected]


Registration of Vessel Designs

Registrations for vessel designs should be addressed to

Library of Congress
Copyright Office-VH
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000

Copyright Acquisitions

Copyright acquisitions inquiries should be addressed to

Library of Congress
Copyright Office-Acquisitions & Deposits
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000

Deposit copies submitted under section 407 of the Copyright Act should be addressed to

Library of Congress
Copyright Office
Attn: 407 Deposits
101 Independence Avenue SE

Serial publishers submitting their required complimentary subscriptions to comply with group registration requirements should address these subscriptions to

Library of Congress
Group Periodicals Registration
Washington, DC 20540-4161

Deposits Demands

Replies to demands for deposits should be addressed to

Library of Congress
Copyright Office-Acquisitions & Deposits
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6601

Replies to Serial demands for deposits should be addressed to

Acquisitions & Deposits Serials
Library of Congress
Copyright Office-Acquisitions & Deposits/SER
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20024-0977

Licensing Division

Licensing Division inquiries should be addressed to

Library of Congress
Copyright Office-LD
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000

Notices related to statutory licenses under 17 USC 112, 114, 115, and 119 should be addressed to

Copyright Office
P.O. Box 70977
Washington, DC 20024-0977

Filings or inquiries related to section 111 licenses should be addressed to

Library of Congress
Copyright Office
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20557-6400
[email protected]

Freedom of Information Act Request

The Copyright Office's FOIA Requester Service Center is responsible for processing all initial requests submitted pursuant to the FOIA or the Privacy Act. All initial requests must be in writing and sent by mail to

Copyright Office
P.O. Box 70400
Washington, DC 20024

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Appeals

General Counsel of the United States Copyright Office

Copyright GC
P.O. Box 70400
Washington, DC 20024

Special Handling

Requests for expedited processing of registrations or for document recordations should be addressed to

Copyright Office
Materials Control and Analysis Division
P.O. Box 71380
Washington, DC 20024-1380

Electronic option no longer available as of June 1, 2021


Notices of Termination (standard, nonexpedited processing)

Copyright Office-Notices of Termination
P.O. Box 71537
Washington, DC 20024-1537

Additional Addresses

Requests to remove PII from registration records (registration certificates, copies of applications, recorded documents, recordation certificates, etc.)

U.S. Copyright Office
Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Public Information and Education
P.O. Box 70400
Washington, DC 20024-0400

Fill out the web form at www.copyright.gov/forms/remove_pii.html

Complaints served on the Register of Copyrights pursuant to 17 USC § 411(a)

If submission of a request via email is not feasible, please contact the Office of the General Counsel by telephone during normal business hours at 202-707-8380.

Email [email protected]

Court requests to the Register of Copyrights pursuant to 17 USC § 411(b)

If submission of a request via email is not feasible, please contact the Office of the General Counsel by telephone during normal business hours at 202-707-8380.

Email [email protected]

Court notices to the Register of Copyrights pursuant to 17 USC § 508

If submission of a request via email is not feasible, please contact the Office of the General Counsel by telephone during normal business hours at 202-707-8380.

Email [email protected]

Notice to Libraries and Archives of Normal Commercial Exploitation or Availability at Reasonable Price

Library of Congress
U.S. Copyright Office-NLA
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20559-6000
Email [email protected]