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Rules and Regulations

The FCC rules and regulations are codified in Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). They are initially published in the Federal Register. After October 1 of each year, the GPO compiles all the changes, additions, and deletions to the FCC rules and publishes an updated CFR. This page links to the October 1, 2010 edition.

These links are provided here for your convenience. The rules are provided in text version and in portable document format (PDF) and can be viewed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The FCC does not maintain a database of its rules nor does it print or stock copies of the rules and regulations. To order a copy of Title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations or to subscribe to the Federal Register visit GPO Ordering Information.

You can check the Federal Register to review rule changes since October 1, 2010. You can also view an electronic version of the most current CFR (eCFR). Please note, however, that this site contains this user notice:

The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) is a current, daily updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It is not an official legal edition of the CFR. The e-CFR is an unofficial editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments.

Code of Federal Regulations
- Title 47 -
Part Title
0 Commission Organization
1 Practice and Procedure
2 Frequency allocations and radio treaty matters; general rules and regulations
3 Authorization and administration of accounting authorities in maritime and maritime mobile-satellite radio services
4 Disruptions to communications
5 Experimental radio service (other than broadcast)
6 Access to telecommunications service, telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment by persons with disabilities
7 Access to voicemail and interactive menu services and equipment by people with disabilities
9 Interconnected voice over internet protocol services
11 Emergency Alert System (EAS)
12 Redundancy of communications systems
13 Commercial radio operators
15 Radio frequency devices
17 Construction, marking, and lighting of antenna structures
18 Industrial, scientific, and medical equipment
19 Employee responsibilities and conduct
20 Commercial mobile radio services
22 Public mobile services
24 Personal communications services
25 Satellite communications
27 Miscellaneous wireless communications services
32 Uniform system of accounts for telecommunications companies
36 Jurisdictional separations procedures; standard procedures for separating telecommunications property costs, revenues, expenses, taxes and reserves for telecommunications companies
37 [reserved]
38 [reserved]
39 [reserved]
40 [reserved]
41 [reserved]
42 Preservation of records of communication common carriers
43 Reports of communication common carriers and certain affiliates
51 Interconnection
52 Numbering
53 Special provisions concerning Bell operating companies
54 Universal service
59 Infrastructure sharing
61 Tariffs
63 Extension of lines, new lines, and discontinuance, reduction, outage and impairment of service by common carriers; and grants of recognized private operating agency status
64 Miscellaneous rules relating to common carriers
65 Interstate rate of return prescription procedures and methodologies
68 Connection of terminal equipment to the telephone network
69 Access charges
70 [reserved]
71 [reserved]
72 [reserved]
73 Radio broadcast services
74 Experimental radio, auxiliary, special broadcast and other program distributional services
76 Multichannel video and cable television service
78 Cable television relay service
79 Closed captioning and video description of video programming
80 Stations in the maritime services
87 Aviation services
90 Private land mobile radio services
94 [reserved]
95 Personal radio services
97 Amateur radio service
101 Fixed microwave services
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