FCC Registration Number Law and Legal Definition

The FCC Registration Number is a 10-digit number that is assigned to an entity registering with the Federal Communication Commission ( FCC). It is often abbreviated as FRN. A FRN is necessary for each entity doing business with the FCC that wishes to obtain a license or certificate, register an antenna structure, or submit FCC Remittance Advice Form 159 to obtain an FRN.

The FRN helps in identifying the entity’s business dealings with the FCC. The FCC will use the FRN to:

1. Ensure that the registered entity makes proper credit payments to the FCC.

2. Identify contact information for distribution of FCC mailings.

3. Any other purposes that that the FCC thinks fit.

The FRN can be obtained by registering through the FCC's Commission Registration System (CORES). However, existing licensees who registered with ULS or ASR prior to December 3, 2001, may have been automatically assigned an FRN(s).