Search Tips

Information on Statements of account filed prior to 1992 is available for public viewing and copying onsite at the Library of Congress, U.S. Copyright Office, Public Reading Room LM 402, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington DC 20559-6000


Legal Name: If the legal name of the cable system begins with a single letter or "the" you may type in the first letter or article to do a search of all systems that begin with that letter or article (e.g. "c" or "the" or "abc") and press the submit button.
Example: If the legal name is Comcast Cable, you may enter any one of the following:

  1. "comcast"
  2. "com" (will allow you to search all cable systems that begin with "com")
  3. "c" (will allow you to search all cable systems that begin with "c")
  4. "%com" (will allow you to search all cable systems that end with "com" or have "com" as part of the name)

Also, some cable systems may only serve a property within a community, such as a hotel, apartment, condominium, or mobile home park. In such cases, entering the name of the property in the block provided will help to narrow your search.


Community Served: After selecting the state from the pull down window, enter the name or first three letters of a community served by the cable system (e.g. city, township, etc.).
Example: Dover, Delaware


Property: some cable systems may only serve a property within a community, such as a hotel, apartment, condominium, or mobile home park. In such cases, entering the name of the property in the block provided will help to narrow your search.

System ID Number: to use this function, you will need the cable system identification number assigned by the Licensing Division from Space B of the Statement of Account. If you do not have this number , you must search by Legal Name or Community Served.

For more information, including forms, regulations, and circulars, click on www.copyright.gov/licensing. If you need additional assistance or to request an official search of the Licensing Division Cable Statement of Account records: Contact us at [email protected] or (202)707-8150.