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.

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 periodical $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Registration of a claim in a group of published photographs or a claim in a group of unpublished photographs $55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
Paper filing $70
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Registration of a claim in a group of unpublished works $85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 group of short online literary works $65
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Preregistration of certain unpublished works $200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
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
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
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 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
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
Correction of online Public Catalog data due to erroneous electronic title submission (per title) $7
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
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