The Electronic Tariff Filing System (ETFS) is an Internet based system through which Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs) and Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs) or non-ILECs must submit official tariffs and associated documents to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in lieu of filing paper copies with the FCC's Secretary's Office. The Public may also use the ETFS, via the Internet, to view these tariffs and associated documents which are available in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format (PDF). The Public may also use the ETFS to file certain official tariff related documents.

NOTE: Effective November 17, 2011 CLECs or non-ILECs are required to submit official tariffs and associated documents via the ETFS. SEE PUBLIC NOTICE DA-11-1706A1, DA-11-1887A1 and FCC-92A1 for more information.

NOTE: All payments must be electronically submitted.

Alternate formats are available for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), by sending an email to or by calling the FCC's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice) or (202) 418-0432 (TTY).

Questions or comments regarding ETFS may be submitted in writing to Geneva Smith Butler or Todd Mitchell, via email at