Goto Section: 1.742 | 1.744 | Table of Contents

FCC 1.743
Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 1.743   Who may sign applications.

   (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, applications,
   amendments thereto, and related statements of fact required by the
   Commission must be signed by the applicant, if the applicant is an
   individual; by one of the partners, if the applicant is a partnership;
   by an officer or duly authorized employee, if the applicant is a
   corporation; or by a member who is an officer, if the applicant is an
   unincorporated association. Applications, amendments, and related
   statements of fact filed on behalf of eligible government entities such
   as states and territories of the United States, their political
   subdivisions, the District of Columbia, and units of local government,
   including incorporated municipalities, must be signed by a duly elected
   or appointed official who is authorized to do so under the laws of the
   applicable jurisdiction.

   (b) Applications, amendments thereto, and related statements of fact
   required by the Commission may be signed by the applicant's attorney in
   case of the applicant's physical disability or of his absence from the
   United States. The attorney shall in that event separately set forth
   the reason why the application is not signed by the applicant. In
   addition, if any matter is stated on the basis of the attorney's belief
   only (rather than his knowledge), he shall separately set forth his
   reasons for believing that such statements are true.

   (c) Only the original of applications, amendments, or related
   statements of fact need be signed; copies may be conformed.

   (d) Applications, amendments, and related statements of fact need not
   be signed under oath. Willful false statements made therein, however,
   are punishable by fine and imprisonment, U.S. Code, Title 18, section
   1001, and by appropriate administrative sanctions, including revocation
   of station license pursuant to section 312(a)(1) of the Communications
   Act of 1934, as amended.

   (e) "Signed," as used in this section, means an original hand-written
   signature, except that by public notice in the Federal Register the
   Wireline Competition Bureau may allow signature by any symbol executed
   or adopted by the applicant with the intent that such symbol be a
   signature, including symbols formed by computer-generated electronic

   [ 28 FR 12450 , Nov. 22, 1963, as amended at  53 FR 17193 , May 16, 1988;
    59 FR 59503 , Nov. 17, 1994;  67 FR 13223 , Mar. 21, 2002]

   return arrow Back to Top

Goto Section: 1.742 | 1.744

Goto Year: 2013 | 2015
CiteFind - See documents on FCC website that cite this rule

Want to support this service?

Report errors in this rule. Since these rules are converted to HTML by machine, it's possible errors have been made. Please help us improve these rules by clicking the Report FCC Rule Errors link to report an error.
Helping make public information public