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FCC ID numbers are displayed on devices and indicate that the device has received a grant of authorization from the FCC. Manufactures of devices that posses the potential to cause radio frequency interference to other devices are required to meet the FCC technical requirements which may include the granting of an FCC ID number. The rules, located in 47 CFR 2.803 and 47 CFR 2.1204, require that most devices be authorized before they can legally be imported or sold in the USA. These rules also require that labels with the information prescribed by the FCC be affixed or accompany the device. Not all devices approved for sale and operation by the FCC rules require an FCC number however.

More information about the FCC equipment authorization process is available in the FCC's OET Laboratory Knowledge Database (KDB) or on the equipment authorization web page.

It should also be noted that:

  • Because of rule changes, not all electronic equipment will have an authorization from the FCC and thus it will NOT be in the FCC ID database. In general, if your equipment does NOT have an FCC ID number clearly labeled on it, it will NOT be in this equipment authorization database.
  • Part 68: The FCC ID is NOT related to the FCC Registration Number under Part 68 Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network.
Definitions
  • The FCC ID consists of two elements, a grantee code and an equipment product code. The FCC ID is assigned for Equipment Authorization under various Title 47 rules including but not limited to Parts 15, 90, and 101.

  • The Grantee code is a three or five character alphanumeric string representing the Grantee/Applicant. The Grantee Code does not contain the numbers one and/or zero. The Grantee Code is assigned by the Commission permanently to a company for authorization of all radio frequency equipment.

  • The Product Code is the non-grantee code portion of the FCC ID that begins after the grantee code. The Product Code may include hyphens and/or dashes (-).

Examples

Labels

Example Information
FCC ID: XXXXXABC123 FCC ID Equipment displaying this label should be in this database.
FCC DoC Example FCC DoC
Declaration of Conformity
Equipment displaying this label would NOT be in this database. The FCC would NOT have any record of this equipment. It is declared to comply with FCC regulations by the manufacturer or importer.
FCC REG #: XXXABC-12345-AB-E FCC Reg. #
Registration Number
Equipment displaying this label would only be in this database if it also has an FCC ID: label. (e.g. older modems) The FCC Registration Number itself would never appear in this database. (See part 68 note above.)


Types of FCC ID Searches
  • Search using the grantee code only:
    • FCCID= AAOXXXXXX

  • Search using grantee code and partial equipment product code:
    • FCCID= DZL211029
    • FCCID= LKD1

  • Search using grantee code and equipment product code
    • FCCID= B4Z-34009-PIR


 



last reviewed/updated 7/29/13


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