Georgetown Law
Georgetown Law Library

ECFS & EDOCS Search - FCC.gov

Overview of ECFS and EDOCS searching and the FCC website.

Contents

Key to Icons

  • Georgetown restricted access
  • On Westlaw
  • On Lexis
  • On Bloomberg
  • PDF Document
  • More Info Available (hover)

 

ECFS Overview

The Electronic Comment Filing System is the database that houses FCC docketed proceedings from 1992 to the present. There are selected pre-1992 proceeding documents available in the ECFS, as well.

The official records of FCC proceedings are published in the FCC Record.

The FCC's user guide for ECFS is available here.

Searching the ECFS

There are two primary methods to search for documents in the ECFS database, either the unique number assigned to a document or docket or through a keyword/full text search. See the sub-sections, listed in the left-side menu, for more information on each.

Browsing
It is possible to browse for documents in the database via the Most Active Proceedings, Major Transaction Decisions, and Popular Proceedings.