FCC application filing fees for commercial FM facilities

The following are the fees that are paid to the Federal Communications Commission for applications in various commercial FM broadcast services.  These are the Fiscal Year 2016 fees that are still an effect as of August 27, 2017. 

LPFM and NCE FM stations (primary stations, translators and boosters)

NO FCC FEES.  Federal law prohibits the FCC from charging filing fees to non-commercial educational (NCE) broadcasting services.

Commercial Full Service FM stations

Original Construction Permit Form 301 $3,830/application
Major Change Construction Permi (when major changes can be filed) Form 301 $3,830/application
Minor change Form 301 $1,070/application
Main Studio Request Correspondence $1,070/request
License To Cover Form 302-FM $220/application
Directional Antenna (paid if the License to Cover application includes a directional antenna that requires a proof of performance) Form 302-FM $670/application
License Renewal Form 303-S $190/application
Assignment/Transfer of Control - long form Form 314 $1,070/station
Assignment/Transfer of Control - short form Form 316 $155/station
Call Sign Form 380 (Call sign system) $105/application
Special Temporary Authority (Fees do not apply for stations filing silent authority to to extend silent authority) STA $190/application
Petition for Rulemaking for New Community of License or Higher Class Channel. Fee is in addition to minor change or license to cover fees. Forms 301 or 302-FM $2,955/petition
Ownership Report Form 323 $70/application

FM Translators Operating Commercially

Original Construction Permit Form 349 $805/application
Major Change Construction Permit Form 349 $805/application
License to Cover Form 350 $165/application
License Renewal Form 303-S $70/application
Special Temporary Authority (Fees do not apply for stations filing silent authority to to extend silent authority) STA $190/application
License Assignment/Transfer of Control (long and short forms) Form 345, 314 or 316 $155/station

FM Booster Stations Operating Commercially

Original Construction Permit Form 349 $805/application
License to Cover Form 350 $165/application
Special Temporary Authority (Fees do not apply for stations filing silent authority to to extend silent authority) STA $190/application

For more information on application filing fees see:
https://www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/fees/application-processing-fees

For information on annual regulatory fees that apply to all commercial broadcast facilities, see:
https://www.fcc.gov/licensing-databases/fees/regulatory-fees

Again, non-commercial broadcast facilities including Low Power FM (LPFM) are not required to pay any application or regulatory fees to the FCC.