FCC License Data is Public Information

Monday, June 25, 2018

A member recently asked us about this matter. When an application is entered into the FCC’s Universal Licensing System (ULS), it becomes public knowledge and is accessible to anyone who searches the ULS database. Every change that is made to your license is also recorded under your call sign, and that data is available to anyone that searches the ULS. You may request confidential treatment of certain information (as Google did in 2016 regarding an Experimental Radio Service License). A request of this type must be made during the application process. See Section 0.457 of the FCC rules for guidance on the types of information that are not routinely available for public inspection, and Section 0.459 for an overview of the procedure for requesting that information be withheld from public inspection. EWA can provide guidance regarding confidentiality and can support your application. Call EWA at 800-482-8282 for more information.

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