On March 26, 2009, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing that its revised application fee schedule became effective April 28, 2009. Congress has authorized the FCC to collect application processing fees, with cost-of-living adjustments required every two years. Accordingly, the new fee schedule will increase application fees commensurate with the net change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) of 4.9% between October 2005 and October 2007. All revenues generated from application fees are deposited in the United States Treasury.

Beginning April 28, commercial TV and radio stations must pay $940 for a minor change to a broadcast station (Form 301) or a "long form" assignment of license or transfer of control (Forms 314 and 315); $135 for a "short form" assignment or transfer (Form 316); $170 for a license renewal (Form 303-S) or request for special temporary authority; $95 for a call sign change (Form 380); and $60 per station for an ownership report (Form 323).

The full schedule of new application fees is available here. Any applications submitted after April 28 should include the appropriate fee per the new schedule.