FCC Ends the CDBS Filing Era with switch to LMS

OAB FCC Information is courtesy Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC.

Posted On: Jan 12, 2022

Effective at 5 p.m. EST today, Wednesday, January 12, the FCC’s Media Bureau will no longer accept filings in the Consolidated Database System (CDBS). This move by the Media Bureau is part of the ongoing transition to the Licensing and Management System (LMS) database. The Media Bureau’s sunsetting of CDBS filings will be permanent.  The public, however, still will be able to access CDBS filings previously submitted.

In the case of filings that cannot be submitted using LMS, the form should be submitted as an attachment to audiofilings@fcc.gov  in the “pdf” format. Attachments in any format besides “pdf” will not be accepted for filings. Commercial applicants must remit their fees using the Commission Registration System (CORES) and submit an electronic copy of the proof of payment.

Any filings that may currently be submitted in a paper format will continue to be accepted using existing procedures for paper filing.

To find more information about the LMS system and which filings are currently supported you can visit The Media Bureau’s LMS Help Center or contact your friendly broadcast attorneys at Fletcher Heald & Hildreth.

Courtesy Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC