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Frequency Coordination

AFC Coordination Fee Schedule

New Stations / Major Modifications
30 MHz - 174 MHz *** $210* Per Frequency/site combination
450 MHz - 512 MHz ***
800 MHz General Category channels
(non NPSPAC 854-861 MHz) **
$210* Per Frequency pair/site combination
800 MHz NPSPAC (851-854 MHz) channels
700 MHz (769-775 MHz) Narrowband channels
$60* Per Frequency pair/site combination. $100 minimum per application.
FXO/FX3 Station Classes $210* Per Frequency for the first site plus $10 for any reuse of that same frequency at each additional site.
Minor Modifications
No major technical modifications or changes increasing coverage area.

Minor Modifications are defined as changes affecting existing licenses requiring administrative information, reducing technical parameters, changing/adding emission designators only (except for TDMA-type systems, for example 7K60FXE or 7K60FXD), increasing mobile units or control station units (with antennas under 6.1 meters) only, deleting frequencies and/or sites.

$100 minimum fee per application

(Applies ONLY if the app is submitted via SpectrumWatch.  Minor modifications are included at no additional charge when submitted as New Station/Major Modifications per fee schedule above.)

Coordination of the five National Plan 800 MHz "ICALL" channels, the 700 MHz Interoperability (I/O) channels, the 90.25 federal interoperability channels and certain other recognized I/O channels (Click here ) NO CHARGE when combined with other chargeable items. $100 minimum fee per application if no other chargeable items.
System licensing with NO other changes $210 per application
Adding 6.1 meter control stations for VHF and UHF below 470 MHz with same or lesser parameters as corresponding base/mobile.  Must be currently licensed for corresponding channels on base/mobile. For control stations greater than 6.1 meters, refer to our New Stations/Major Modifications fee schedule. NO CHARGE when combined with other chargeable items. $100 minimum fee per application if no other chargeable items. (Applies ONLY if the app is submitted via SpectrumWatch. Otherwise, $100 fee per application plus $10 per frequency line.)


* Per frequency or pair of frequencies (as described by the FCC) per site.
**Some 800 MHz channels also require Vacated Spectrum engineering services and are subject to $100* per frequency/site combination. Vacated Spectrum engineering services include contour and DHAAT analyses.
***VHF TDMA and FB8/MO8 systems in VHF and UHF are subject to engineering and additional fees. Please contact AFC for a fee quote at 888-APCO-911 (888-272-6911) or email
Additional fees not listed on our fee pages may be required depending on the particulars of the services requested or changes in coordination requirements.


Contemplating a large system?

If you are anticipating a large project requiring a competitive bid, be sure and contact AFC. We specialize in high performance processing for bulk applications and will provide responsive bids with significant discounts to the above published fees.

Refund Policy
The fees charged by APCO are for the coordination service APCO provides and do not guarantee the acquisition of frequencies. Fees are earned when applications have progressed to the coordination stage and are due according to our invoice terms and are not refundable.

Engineering Services
If you are uncertain if frequencies are available, it is advisable to have an engineering study done prior to coordination in order to verify the availability of frequencies prior to submitting an application for coordination. APCO has an engineering staff that is ready to help. Check out the services available in Engineering Services.

Legal Assistance
Some applications require waivers to FCC Rules and Regulations. Occasionally the services of a legal firm specializing in telecommunications law practice is advised. If you should require such services, contact AFC. AFC may be able to steer you to an appropriate firm to provide assist in this area.

Method of Payment
A check, purchase order/voucher or a letter of intent must accompany the application package to ensure processing of applications.  Applications will not be submitted to the FCC until payment has been confirmed. Make check or money order payable to AFC. APCO now accepts Discover, American Express, Master Card and VISA. If paying by credit card, please contact AFC at (386) 322-2500.

Fees subject to change without notice.

APCO is certified by the Federal Communications Commission to coordinate public safety license applications in the Part 90 Private Land Mobile Radio Services.

AFC provides spectrum and licensing services for public safety related to licensing of public safety frequencies.

AFC employs a staff of 15 dedicated full-time professionals and over 50 regional volunteer professionals to process radio station licenses.

In addition to AFC's permanent staff, there is a network of Local Frequency Advisors throughout the United States who, on a volunteer basis, perform the coordination process on a regional basis. There is no substitute for Local Advisors knowledgeable in the RF field and familiar with local politics, terrain and Regional Plans.

The fees charged for frequency coordination support both the actual process of coordination as well as APCO's continued support of all public safety spectrum issues. APCO has a commitment to monitor and address matters that affect public safety spectrum. APCO actively and routinely participates in regulatory issues to assure public safety is assured of its ability to access, acquire, maintain, and plan for the best utilization of radio system operations.